Priyanka Prakash Kulkarni vs Maharashtra Public Service Commission 2024 INSC 98 – Public Employment

Summary – the Appellant is a meritorious candidate who has cleared the main examination under the ‘Open General Category’ despite being deserving of the benefit of female reservation – Respondent directed to forthwith treat the Appellant as a candidate under the ‘Reserved Female Category’ – Appellant cannot be unfairly deprived of the benefit of female reservation merely on account of the Appellant’s honesty and restraint which did not allow her to mark ‘yes’ against a column inquiring about a prospective candidates’ status as a person belonging to the NCL, in the absence of the underlying supporting document.

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