KPSC exam: HC allows transgender to declare sex as woman
Kochi: The Kerala High Court allowed a member from the transgender community to declare her sex as woman in the application for the exams conducted by the Kerala Public Service Commission (KPSC).
Justice K Vinod Chandran issued the interim order while considering the plea seeking special column for transgenders in KPSC’s application form.
At present, only two options -- male and female-- are provided in the section seeking information about the sex of the person applying for the job, the complainant noted and pointed out that the lack of facility to mark their gender is preventing the members of transgender community from applying for the exams.
The transgender, who is a post graduate in Mathematics, pleaded before the court that a separate column for the transgender community be included in the PSC application form to help them in applying for the government job.
(with inputs from PTI)