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Transgenders in India may soon get reservation in education under OBC quota

In 2014, the Supreme Court had ordered the government to provide transgender people quotas in jobs and education, in line with rules for other minorities


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In 2014, the Supreme Court of India had passed a widely hailed judgment that recognised the rights of transgender people and said they should enjoy all fundamental rights enshrined in the Indian constitution. After more than six years of the landmark order, the government has now finally started discussions to implement it. According to The Economics Times, the education ministry has started evaluating ways to introduce a reservation system for transgenders in higher educational institutions. Reports say that it is likely to be done through the OBC route, which means transgender persons would be categorised as Other Backward Castes (OBCs).

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First Published: Nov 19 2020 | 11:04 AM IST

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