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Willing To Provide Reservation To Transgender Persons Under OBC Category: Karnataka Government In Affidavit Before Karnataka HC [READ AFFIDAVIT]

Lawstreet Journal 5 Oct 2020 10:20pm

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The Karnataka Government made a promising statement in the favor of the transgender community and stated that they are willing to consider the community under one of the categories of Other Backward Classes (OBC) for recruitment, after obtaining the opinion of the Karnataka State Commission for Backward Classes.

The affidavit submitted by Dr. Rajneesh Goel, Additional Chief Secretary before the Karnataka High Court stated that “According to the provisions of the Karnataka State Commission for backward Classes Act, the Commission for Backward Classes was constituted and one of the major functions of the Commission was to examine the request for inclusion of complaints of over inclusion or under inclusion of any backward class in such list and tender such advice to the state government as it deems appropriate.”

As the term of the members and Chairman has ended on September 21, 2019, and new office bearers were appointed. Though as per Section 11 of the Act there are revisions made to the list by the state government after making a consultation with the Commission. Hence, the opinion of the Commission is important to take any such decision with this regard. 

Advocate Tarjani Desai, who was appearing for the petitioner Sangama, a society working for the upliftment of the sexual minorities, sex workers, and people with HIV stated, “The Commission has already submitted the report on June 9, 2010, which was way prior to the Nalsa Judgment.” 

The Division Bench of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Ashok S Kinagi clarified that now the issue will be addressed in the light… Continue Reading...


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