Hyderabad: A 28-week pregnant woman who was not allowed to take part in the Physical Efficiency Test conducted by the Telangana State Level Police Recruitment Board for stipendiary cadet SI posts, got relief, as the Telangana High Court directed the Board on Friday, to allow her to take part in the final written exam.
According to TSLPRB rules, only candidates who qualify in PET, are allowed to take part in the final written examination.
The High Court was dealing a petition by M. Prameela, native of Somla Naik thanda in Suryapet district, seeking to direct the board to grant time to her until she is fit after giving birth and allow her to participate in further selection processes like the final written examination (FWE), without insisting on the physical efficiency test.
As M. Prameela was pregnant, she was not allowed by the board to take part in the PET, citing her pregnancy.
The High Court gave the judgement on Friday in the light of the special provision for women occurring in Article 15(3) of the Constitution. Prameela was asked to submit an undertaking before the Board that she would undergo PET within one month from the date of publication of results....