HC allows transgender to declare sex as female in PSC application form

kerala | Wednesday, October 25th, 2017
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Highlights
  • The HC gave the interim order while considering a plea filed by the transgender, saying there were only two options - male and female - in the PSC application form
  • The transgender, who is a post graduate in mathematics, pleaded before the court that a separate column for the transgender community be included in the form

The Kerala High Court on Wednesday allowed a member from the transgender community to declare her sex as female in the application for a state government job. 

Justice K Vinod Chandran gave the interim order while considering a plea filed by the transgender, in which it was complained that there were only two options - male and female - in the section seeking information about the sex of the person applying for the job. 

The examination for the job is conducted by the Kerala Public Service Commission (PSC). 

The transgender, who is a post graduate in mathematics, pleaded before the court that a separate column for the transgender community be included in the PSC application form to help them in applying for the government job. 

Lack of such a column is creating difficulties for qualified people from the transgender community in applying for government jobs, the petitioner said.

(With PTI inputs)

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