High Court puts Haryana on notice on petition seeking transgender category in job forms

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08/28/2023

The Punjab and Haryana High Court today issued notice of motion to the state of Haryana and its functionaries on a petition seeking directions to include the category of transgender in forms for appointments under the Haryana government. Taking up the matter, Justice Vinod S Bhardwaj of the high court also fixed January 29, 2024, as the next date of hearing in the case. The petitioner, among other things, contended that the inclusion of the category in the job forms was in compliance with the Supreme Court’s recognition of transgender community as “third gender” in the case NALSA versus the Union of India. Directions were also sough to the State, Haryana Public Service Commission secretary, Haryana Staff Selection Commission secretary and another respondent to frame appropriate guidelines for members of the transgender community, where separate standards had been laid down for men and women candidates.

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