Transgender Allowed to Take Part in SI Recruitment Drive

The first bench directed the TNUSRB  to permit K Prathika Yashini to participate in the physical test scheduled on August 5.

Published: 28th July 2015 04:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th July 2015 04:55 AM   |  A+A-

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CHENNAI: Coming to the aid of a transgender applicant who sought its intervention to take part in the ongoing recruitment drive for women sub inspectors, the first bench of the Madras High Court on Monday directed the recruitment board to permit her to take part in the physical test.

The first bench comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice T S Sivagnanam directed the TNUSRB  to permit K Prathika Yashini to participate in the physical test scheduled on August 5.

Yashini had approached the court in May seeking permission to take part in the written exam held on May 23. She relied on a Supreme Court directive asking the Centre and State governments to take steps to treat transgenders as socially and educationally backward classes citizens, and extend them all kinds of reservation in admission to educational institutions and in public appointments.

Concurring with her submissions, the bench said, “She should go through the selection process and that results would be subject to the result of the writ petition.”

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