Eligibility for UPSC examination is open for the third genders

The eligibility now in the national recognized UPSC examination is even open for the third genders, lawfully termed as the trans-genders. The Delhi high court instigating necessary steps to modify the rules regarding the examination. The rules weren’t clear when the previous justification of judgment given on the eligibility of the transgenders as the third genders. Hence, now the judgment cleared the air by mentioning that, the lesbians, gays, and bisexuals do not fall under the category of third genders. On the basis of the judgment happened on April 15th, 2014 on the recognition of transgenders as the third genders, a bench asked the center to take steps in encouraging their existence. By clearing the clarification, on the confusion made regarding the judgment of unclearly termed, third-gender, appropriate steps are to be taken to set the rules for their eligibility in the UPSC board. After the release of the judgment on May 23rd, 2015, on the inclusion of the trans-genders in the examination, advocate Jamshed Ansari filed against the inclusion. But the Court did not reconsider the petition. The ultimate judgment was in the favor of the transgender eligibility for the examination and the focus is on to remove the fear & shame and lack of recognition they face.

Author: Varsha Vinnakota

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