Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Candidate proves she has height for sub-inspector's job

Gujarat high court's intervention ensured Hetal Vihol a job with the Gujarat police after she was rejected on the ground that she did not have the required height for selection as police sub-inspector (PSI).
City-based Vihol participated in the recently-concluded recruitment process for PSIs. She successfully cleared the tests but, at the last moment, she was dis qualified because the authorities measured her height as 157.2 cm.
After the relaxation in physical qualification granted in February by the Anandiben Patel-government, women candidates for this post are required to have 158 cm height. Earlier the requisite height for women candidates was 160 cm.
Vihol was not satisfied with the measurement process adopted by the recruitment body and she moved the high court questioning the result. Her lawyer, claimed that the measurement of candidate's height was not properly recorded. He argued that there are new equipment, including laser instruments, that are used to measure height and these instruments measure height precisely. He urged the court to direct medical experts to measure Vihol's height once again.
The high court ordered the Sola Hospital Board to arrange for a fresh measurement of Vihol's height. Accordingly, the medical superintendent and RMO measured her height and found it to be 158 cm, exactly the minimum required for qualification. When the result was placed before the court, it directed the police recruitment board to select Vihol for the post of PSI.

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