Conviction Of A Juvenile By JJ Board Is Not A Disqualification for Employment, Requirement Of Its Disclosure Violates His Privacy, Art.21 : Allahabad

The Allahabad High Court while observing that “The conviction by a Juvenile Justice Board under the Juvenile Justice Act, 2000 of a juvenile is not a disqualification for employment. As a sequitor prosecution faced as a juvenile is not a relevant fact for forming an opinion about the criminal antecedents and suitability of the candidate for appointment. Such prosecution cannot be made a basis for denial of appointment. Non disclosure of irrelevant facts is not “deliberate” or willful concealment of material facts. Hence non-disclosure of such criminal cases cannot invalidate the appointment of the said person,” held that using criminal prosecution faced by a candidate as a juvenile to form an opinion about his suitability for appointment is arbitrary, illegal and violation of Article 14 of the Indian constitution.

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