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<p>The tribunal said it could not direct the Maharashtra government to grant reservation to the applicants but said certain concessions could be given to them </p>
The tribunal said it could not direct the Maharashtra government to grant reservation to the applicants but said certain concessions could be given to them

Mumbai: The Maharashtra Administrative Tribunal on Wednesday said it cannot direct for reservation for transgenders in public employment and education but said the government ought to take more steps towards the community’s inclusion in mainstream society. The tribunal passed its order on the applications filed by three transgenders – two of them had applied for the post of police constable and the other for ‘talathi’ (revenue official).

The applicants had sought a direction to the Maharashtra government to add the option of “third gender” in the online application form and also provide reservation in government jobs.

The tribunal said it could not direct the Maharashtra government to grant reservation to the applicants but said certain concessions could be given to them.

The order passed by the tribunal’s chairperson retired Justice Mridula Bhatkar and member Medha Gadgil, however, noted that mere identification and acknowledgement of the existence of transgenders in society was not sufficient inclusion but to facilitate their appointments in government and public sectors would amount to inclusion in true sense.

The tribunal said that the fact that not a single transgender person who has come out of the closet has got a job in the government sector in Maharashtra…


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