If a person is booked under sections 70C and 290 IPC will he be eligible for government jobs?


The Supreme Court has held that a person facing criminal cases cannot be considered suitable for appointment in government service unless acquitted of the charges.
If one is convicted by the court for an offence, they will not be eligible for Government job.

However it also depends on the nature of criminal record.
If the person has a criminal record for causing traffic accident or fighting with a neighbor over some domestic issue, offence of road rage or such, then it will not affect the prospects of the Government job.
If the criminal record is for involvement in anti social or anti national activities, active participation in violent political activities or cases of moral turpitude then it would definitely affect the prospects of a Government Job.

In other words if the charges in the case are of minor nature Ðminor fights or scuffles, threats, fight with neighbour, road rage, etc then that will not tamper with your future job prospects. But if the charges are related to some political activity, agitation, protest against government, moral turpitude, offences related to society at large etc., these may harm the job prospects.

In the present case since charges are made under section 290 which deals with public nuisance, it would depend on the facts of the case.

Reference: Indian Penal Code, 1860



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