Respond to trans person's plea on job quota: HC

One-liner: The Bombay HC on Tuesday sought replies from the Maharashtra govt and Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company (Mahatransco) to a plea filed by a trans person seeking reservation in jobs in the state-run utility. 

Notices issued: A bench issued notices to the state authorities and directed them to file their replies within two weeks.

  • The court was hearing a plea filed by a petitioner, who identifies herself as a trans person

Advertised for jobs: In the plea filed through an advocate, the petitioner said Mahatransco had advertised for jobs for around 170 people.

No quota for trans people: While it provided for reservations based on caste and tribe, and also for OBCs, women and persons with physical disabilities, it did not provide reservations for trans people, the petition said.

  • This was despite previous judgments of the SC directing that such reservation be provided, it stated 

Fundamental right: The petitioner claimed that lack of reservation breached her fundamental right to earn a living as guaranteed by Article 19 of the Constitution.

 Source: PTI

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