The Delhi High Court last week issued a notice to the Delhi Government and sought its reply on a plea seeking, inter alia, reservations for transgender persons in all public appointments in the National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT)
The Bench of Justice V. Kameswar Rao issued a notice to the Delhi Government and directed it to file a counter affidavit within four weeks.
The plea moved by Jane Kaushik, a transgender person, through advocates Amritananda Chakravorty, with Advocates Mihir Samson, Shreya Munoth Asawari Sodhi, also seeks framing of a policy for the recruitment of transgender persons in all appointments for the Government of NCT of Delhi.
The petitioner has applied for the DSSSB's [Delhi Subordinate Service Selection Board] Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) and the plea has made the following prayers:
“Implementation of the provisions of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 and the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Rules, 2020 in the territory of NCT of Delhi;”
“Notification of separate vacancies for transgender persons in all advertisements issued for recruitment to teaching positions in schools administered by Delhi Government with immediate effect;”
“A direction to adopt necessary relaxations in minimum qualifications and age for the vacancies to be issued for transgender persons;”
Relaxations to transgender persons in accordance with Clause 9 of the TET Guidelines issued by ‘Nation Council for Teacher Education (NCTE)’
“A direction to consider the Petitioner's application for any vacancy to a teaching position notified or due to be notified as a one-time measure;”
To permit the Petitioner to amend her registration details, to reflect her legal gender and name on the ‘Online Application & Registration System (OARS)’