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UPSC likely to include third gender in the civil service exam

Sep 1, 2016 16:20 IST

    Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) is most likely to include third gender in the civil service exam. The Delhi HC has directed the Centre to include the transgender category in the UPSC examinations.

    HC has referred to the historic judgment given by the Supreme Court regarding the legal recognition of transgenders. However the ASG has stated that a PIL filed by advocate Jamshed Ansari challenging the UPSC for not including third gender was disposed of in June 2016. UPSC stated that there wasn’t any clear definition of the category by the Supreme Court in the NALSA judgment.

    Further it was clarified that transgender category did not include gay, lesbian or bisexual.

    "In view of what has been stated and keeping in view that the examination pursuant to the impugned notification dated May 23, 2015 is already over, we dispose of the writ petition with a direction to the respondents to take necessary steps expeditiously in terms of the judgment of the Supreme Court in National Legal Services Authority Vs Union of India and Ors," the bench said.

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