CRPF rejects application signed in capital letters, HC disagrees
The bench led by Justice Pradeep Nandarajog did not favour the arguments against signing in capital. The court asked if there was a law that imposed such a prohibition.
“We cannot say if there is such a law, but the practice has been such,” the counsel answered.
The court then said: “If there is no such restraining provision, how can we prohibit a person from representing him or her in a particular manner? And why should we? The issue pertaining to people signing in capital letters has been decided by this court in various opinions. The ultimate decision is that the law does not prohibit a person from signing in capital letters.”
The bench said a signature was a unique impression of letters or a visual image by a person to represent himself on document, and could even be a pictorial impression.
“A signature is a trait developed by a person by writing over a period of time. These traits can develop even with reference to capital letters; is the ethos of the decisions,” the court said, allowing Kumar’s writ petition.
It directed the CRPF to treat Kumar’s application in order and process his entitlement to be appointed in the force in accordance with his merit position in the selection list and his preference.
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