Reservation in age limit also to be extended to transgenders, Madras HC to govt

while disposing of an appeal

In a major decision, the Madras high court has recommended to the Tamil Nadu government that reservation in age limit permissible to destitute widows and ex-servicemen should also be extended to transgenders.

It was informed that the

high court referred to a Supreme Court judgement in the National Legal Services Authority versus Union of India case


This while disposing of an appeal filed by the chairman, Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services, Recruitment Board, against a single judge order.

The appeal sought quashing of the interim order of the single judge directing him to keep a secondary grade police constable post vacant for transgender Aradhana.

She had earlier moved the court as she was not given relaxation in age for the post.

In other words, the government’s aim should be uplift of the third gender in every manner possible.

It directed the court registry to send a copy of the order to the chief secretary for due consideration and appropriate action.

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