Issue policy on transgender reservations: HC to Maharashtra government
MUMBAI: Bombay high court on Monday directed the Maharashtra government to come back by June 7 with a policy on reservations for transpersons in employment and education.
Earlier this month, state advocate general Birendra Saraf submitted the state was taking steps to issue a government resolution (GR) in a week to provide for a third window for transgender persons in all public employment and education enrolment, in addition to those for male and female candidates.
The HC was hearing a 2022 petition by Vinayak Kashid for the state’s compliance to a 2014 Supreme Court oder directing all states to issue pro-transgender policies. Kashid’s lawyer Kranti L C said Karnataka provides 1% reservation in all categories, and sought such a policy in Maharashtra.
The HC asked what was being done for transgender reservations based on SC directives. Saraf said all possible reservations are available. No specific separate reservation is contemplated for transgender persons.
The AG showed the HC bench of Acting Chief Justice S V Gangapurwala and Justice Sandeep Marne various GRs allowing for a third option in employment, education and to avail of welfare schemes, among others.
Courtesy : TOI
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