Tribal youth denied job due to dental deformity: SC/ST Commission registers suo moto case

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Muthu, Commission press release | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala State SC/ST Commission registered a suo moto case regarding the issue of a tribal youth being denied a job due to his buck teeth. The commission has demanded a report from the forest department principal secretary and the state Public Service Commission (PSC).

They have been directed to file the report within a week. According to a press release, the commission registered a case voluntarily based on media reports.

Muthu, a native of Attappadi, lost his job as a beat officer in the forest department though he qualified in the written and physical tests conducted for the post.

He had submitted an application for the post as per the special recruitment procedures of the PSC. He qualified in the written examination conducted on November 3 and later the physical efficiency test too.

Muthu, however, did not receive the letter for the interview. When enquired at the Palakkad district PSC office, officials informed him that the department rejected the job as his medical certificate mentioned his protruding teeth.

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