Delhi High Court directed Govt. to include third gender in
UPSC exam forms
or third gender may soon be introduced as a new category in UPSC application
The Delhi High Court has directed the Centre to take
necessary steps to "expeditiously" modify the rules regarding the prestigious
civil services examinations to incorporate transgender or third gender in the
exam application forms.
Referring to the landmark judgement passed by the Supreme
Court on April 15, 2014 granting legal recognition to transgenders or eunuchs as
third category of gender, a bench asked the Centre to take urgent steps in this
The additional solicitor general (ASG) had told the bench
that an application seeking clarification that the April 2014 judgment was
related only to transgenders and did not include gay, lesbian or bisexual, was
disposed of in June 2016 by apex court which had reiterated that lesbians, gays
and bisexuals were not third gender.
Courtesy: Catch News