The State government has filed an appeal in the Madras High Court challenging a single Judge’s order of April 26 this year barring degree and diploma holders from private nursing institutions from competing with those who had studied in government institutions for appointment as nurses in government hospitals.

In the appeal, the Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department said the decision had been taken considering the constitutional mandate of providing equality in public employment .

Decision to implement constitutional mandate of providing equality in public employment