‘Raise age-limit of transgender applicants for constable post’

  • | Wednesday | 26th June, 2019

By Express News ServiceCHENNAI: The Madras High Court has directed the TN State Uniformed Services Recruitment Board to enhance age-limit for transgenders applying for the post of grade-II police constable (AR), notified on March 6 and allow them to take written examination. Justice V Parthiban, who gave the direction on Monday while passing interim orders on a writ petition from transgender Deepika of Aminjikarai, held that this interim order was without prejudice to the rights of the parties in the writ petitions. The petition prayed for a direction to the Recruitment Board to increase the age limit from 26 years to 45 years for appointment of persons belonging to the third gender to the post of grade-II constable in the State. According to petitioner, the Board called for candidature from women and transgenders for filling 2,465 grade-II constable posts. The petitioner prayed for a direction to the authorities concerned to enhance the age-limit for transgenders, who had already been included in the BC, MBC and DCs, to 45 years so that many of them would be able to apply for the post.

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