December 10, 2023

WHY IN THE NEWS?

  • Karnataka has become the first state in the country to provide one per cent reservation for the ‘transgender community in all the government services.
  • The government submitted a report to the High Court in this regard informing that a notification had already been issued after amending the Karnataka Civil Service (General Recruitment) Rule, 1977.
  • The specifies one per cent reservation in all general as well as reserve categories for the third gender. Whenever a notification is published inviting applications for government jobs, the ‘others’ column must be added along with male and female columns.
  • The notification also underlines that there should not be any discrimination against transgenders in the process of selection. In case of non-availability of transgender candidates, the job could be given to males or females from the same category, the notification notes.
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