A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice C Hari Shankar of Delhi High Court directed the Lieutenant Governor and Delhi government to allot jobs to the ‘Kin’ of those killed in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, based on evidence on record.
In 2018, the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) filed a PIL alleging that despite the passage of 12 years since the 2006 circular passed by the Centre, not a single applicant was employed by the Delhi government. The 2006 circular directed that the children or other family members of those killed in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots be provided jobs on compassionate grounds
“If the list for giving employment is already prepared by the respondents, after proper scrutiny, the list will be implemented in seriatim, as per the requirements of the respondents” stated the CJ D N Patel.
The court further contended that “In case of employment is denied by the government, a speaking order shall be passed by respondents, elaborating the reasons as to why the claim of such applicant is not covered by circular dated 16.01.2006 or by rules, regulations and government policy applicable to the facts of the case.”