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Anita Devi vs Indian Oil Corporation & Ors. on 6 July, 2015

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7. On 10.09.2007, IOCL took out an advertisement in daily newspapers,
whereby it invited applications for award of dealership qua its retail outlet,
located at Nand Nagri, Delhi. Applications were invited in this behalf from
scheduled caste (women) candidates.
7.1 Number of applications were received, including those from Anita
Devi-I and Anju Kumari.
7.2 The interviewing committee called the eligible candidates for
interviews, on 26.08.2008.
7.3 The suitability of SC (Women) candidates were adjudged based on
marks given against the following criteria: capability for generating
business; business ability acumen; personality; experience; age; educational
qualification; and lastly, capability for providing finance.
7.4 Notably, in the aforementioned category, there was no requirement
for the candidate to demonstrate her capability to provide land and

infrastructure/ facilities for setting up the dealership.
7.5 Apparently, the interviewing committee discovered, upon holding
interviews of eligible candidates, that the difference in marks, amongst
candidates, who were empanelled was less than 5%. Accordingly, as per
circular dated 07.04.2005 (to which I have made a reference above), the
results were kept in abeyance.

Source: Indian Kanoon

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