Government jobs makes the end more important than the means: Punjab High Court.

The Punjab High Court on 2nd February, 2023, in Ajit Singh v/s State of Punjab (CRM-M-21645-2022), held that Government jobs are a sign being a winner and consequently the end is focused more on rather than the means. The judgement was presided by Honourable Mr. Justice Anoop Chitkara.


Under Section 438 CrPC, the petitioner seemed anticipatory bail on allegations of cheating that came up before the court. The allegations against the petitioner and a compliance are of alluring the complainant of securing a job for his son in the Indian Army on payment of ₹5 lacs. The petitioner conned the complainant of payment of ₹3 lacs and the remaining payment to be made after securing the said job.


The Court’s observation held that securing a government job is beyond a dream. It goes to the extent of being looked upon as a winner. Government jobs, with a stable income, have the utmost job security. Moreover, the allowances and societal perspective regarding government jobs, make them all the more sought for, despite the massive competition.

The Court also observed that the complainant was no less at fault as he chose to bypass the regular recruitment process in the Indian army. The complainant preferred to pay the ,only demanded by the petitioner to seek a lateral entry in the Army. The Court also referred to Jai Prakash Singh v. State of Bihar and another (2012) 4 SCC 379) and CBI v. Anil Sharma, (1997) 7 SCC 187).

In view of the demand for government jobs, considering the various perks and job security, there has been increasing cases of exploitation of this weakness and also an increase in preys of such claims.

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