Supreme Court: Right to be Considered for Promotion is Fundamental Right

Munmun Kaur-

Published On: December 13, 2021 at 12:00 IST

The Supreme Court, while setting aside Allahabad High Court Judgement of December 04, 2019 observed that the Right to be Promoted is not a Fundamental Right but Consideration for Promotion has now evolved to be a Fundamental Right.

A Bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud, Vikram Nath and B V Nagarathna, emphasized of the right to be considered for promotion as a Fundamental Right.

Also, the Constitution Bench in Ajit Singh case stated that, if a person who is both eligible and meets the criteria for promotion, is still not considered for promotion it is clearly a Violation of Fundamental Right.

Also Read: Difference between Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties and Directive Principles of State Policy (DPSP)

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