A former military nursing officer has secured a major victory in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, earning recognition as an "ex-serviceman" and opening doors to government job opportunities.
The court ruling overturned an earlier decision that excluded the officer from the category due to her service in the Military Nursing Service (MNS). This decision effectively barred her from applying for positions reserved for ex-servicemen in the 2020 Punjab State Civil Services Combined Competitive Exam.
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Impact of the Ruling:
This ruling sets a precedent for other former MNS officers seeking similar opportunities. It underscores their contributions and ensures their eligibility for benefits reserved for ex-servicemen.
The court's emphasis on established rules also protects job prospects from arbitrary exclusions based on administrative interpretations. This upholds a fair and transparent system for ex-servicemen seeking government employment.