Govt job aspirants came across all sort of Incongruous questions while filing their application and other required declaration forms, one such incident has come to light when of the prominent govt medical institute asked the applicants for their celibacy status.
The questionnaire, which is part of Marital declaration form has come to light, where the applicants were asked to provide the information whether they were a widower or a bachelor or a virgin. Apart from these questions candidate were also asked to provide details whether they have another wife and females were asked to provide details regarding other spouses of their husband.
The practice to ascertain the marital status of the employee has been part of govt recruitment process since last 20 year or so, in the medical institutions and other govt organizations.
As per the govt officials, this has to be ascertained to avoid the conflict arising in cases of posthumous annulment of services of govt employees, and to ascertain the rightful heir or dependent/claimant for conferring the various compensation /Jobs.
As for the Medical institution in the picture, the Deputy Medical Superintendent has clarified that the word ‘ Virgin’ is there to denote the unmarried status of the candidate, rather than their celibacy status and also added that it will be replaced as under the direction of Centre and AIIMS per the Central Services Rules.
Aspirants should be ready to face a question such as stated above and more during the application/Declaration filling and Interview stages.
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