The Punjab and Haryana High Court has upheld the decision to reject a candidate’s application for a constable job with the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force (ITBP) due to a tattoo on his right forearm. The court based its verdict on a similar decision made by the Delhi High Court in a related case.
According to Live Law, the petitioner had submitted an application for the position of Constable in the ITBP in response to an advertisement published in 2017. He successfully completed all evaluation rounds, including the Physical Endurance Test/Physical Standard Test. However, he was disqualified due to a tattoo on his right arm, which was prohibited according to the recruitment advertisement.
The petitioner argued that the tattoo had been removed through surgery and should not disqualify him from consideration, especially considering he had fulfilled all the necessary requirements and was mentally and physically fit. The petitioner’s lawyer contended that since the tattoo was a treatable imperfection and he was not suffering from any illness, it would be unjust to deprive him of the position’s benefits.
On the other hand, the counsel for the respondents argued that the specific requirement stated in the advertisement left the respondent authorities with no choice but to disqualify the candidate.
The court rejected the petitioner’s appeal and affirmed the denial of his candidature, citing the recruitment advertisement’s rules and the Delhi High Court’s ruling in a similar case.
Overall, the judgment reinforces the importance of adhering to the specifications outlined in recruitment advertisements. In this case, the presence of a tattoo on the right forearm led to the rejection of the candidate’s application for an ITBP constable position. It highlights the need for applicants to carefully review and comply with all requirements stated in job advertisements to avoid disqualification.
In conclusion, the Punjab and Haryana High Court upheld the rejection of a candidate’s ITBP application due to a tattoo on his right forearm. The decision was based on a similar ruling by the Delhi High Court and reinforces the importance of complying with recruitment advertisement specifications.