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Kerala HC: No provision to allow Transgender persons into NCC

Team SoOLEGAL 17 Dec 2020 3:25pm

Kerala HC: No provision to allow Transgender persons into NCC

National Cadet Cops informed the Kerala High Court that transgender persons cannot be included in NCC because there is no such provision for that. The divisions as per the existing policy are for males and females, and no third category.

Lieutenant Colonel Prem Chand Jha, Commanding Officer, Kerala Battalion NCC, Thiruvananthapuram submitted a reply in response to the petition by Hina Haneefa, a transwoman and a student of Thiruvananthapuram University college, who challenged NCC’s provision for excluding transgender category from their institution.

Lieutenant Colonel Prem Chand Jha stated that there is no provision for transgender persons in NCC. The training modules, facilities and infrastructure are divided into two categories for males and females. If there is any introduction of third division, transgender, then a major exercise should be followed to create or change the existing infrastructure or facilities. Any entrance of a candidate who is not from the existing two divisions, without any prior thought would lead to far-reaching results.

The petitioner identified herself as a transgender that falls under the third category which at present is non-existent in NCC. The primary focus of NCC is to train males and females for Indian Armed Forces and there is no such existing provision for entrance of the third gender in the Indian Armed Forces. 



Tagged: Kerala HC   Transgender persons   National Cadet Cops   Thiruvananthapuram University   Lieutenant Colonel Prem Chand Jha   Indian Armed Forces  
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