India, Jan. 14 -- The Allahabad high court has reiterated that a daughter, irrespective of her marital status, is to be regarded as a member of a deceased government servant's family in the same manner as a son for a job on compassionate grounds.

Justice JJ Munir passed the order on a petition filed by one Manjul Srivastava, challenging an order dated June 25, 2020, passed by the district basic education officer, Prayagraj, rejecting her claim for such appointment following her father's death as she is married.

The court held that if a married son is eligible for such an appointment, then the rejection of a daughter's candidature only because she is married is discriminatory.

The court said earlier in the case of Vimla Srivastava, it w...