All 73 transgender candidates for police jobs fail to make cut
MUMBAI: None of the 73 transgender persons who appeared for the police recruitment tests could make it to the final list.
The transgender candidates either failed to secure the requisite marks in the written test or could not meet the physical fitness requirements.
Nearly 18 lakh candidates had applied for 18,331 posts. Of them, as many as 63,9317 were graduates and 68,392 postgraduates, including those who had completed LLB, MBA, engineering or medical degrees.
“At least 60 of the transgender persons completed the formalities for the physical exam, which was the first stage in the recruitment process. Sixty-eight transgender persons had applied for the post of constable and five for driver police constable. Some of them did not turn up for tests,” said a police official.
In November 2022, Arya Pujari, a transgender person, petitioned the Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal (MAT) after she was not allowed to apply for the posts of constables and driver constables advertised by the Maharashtra Police.
The tribunal directed the state government to allow transgender persons to apply for the posts, following which the government approached the Bombay high court, stating that no guidelines had been formulated for the hiring of transgender persons.
The high court then pulled up the government and upheld the MAT’s order allowing transgender persons to appear in the tests.
Courtesy : TOI
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