Karnataka government submitted a report to high court about issuance of a notification regarding 1% reservation to the transgender in public employment. The state amended the following rule the Karnataka Civil Service (general Recruitment) Rule, 1977 to incorporate sub rule (1) (d) in rule 9 in Karnatka Civil Services (General Recruitment) (Amendment) Rules 2021 to give one percent reservation to transgender. It issued a notice on July 6 for providing one percent reservation to third gender in all government services. It will give 1% Horizontal reservation to transgender community. The notification specifies that this reservation will be given in all general as well as reserved categories to the Trans-people and whenever there is non-availability of transgender candidates then the post will be given to people of same category. Notification also underlined whenever a notification of inviting application for jobs by government is issued the application must have other category along with male and female column and there should be no discrimination to any transgender during selection.

A Public Interest Petition (PIL) was filled in Bengaluru High Court regarding denial of job opportunity in Karnataka state to transgender. The case was heard by Divisional Bench of Chief Justice Abhay Shreniwas Oka and Justice Suraj Govindraj and the bench was headed by Chief Justice Abhay Shreniwas Oka. The PIL was filled by Sangma which is an NGO which works for the upliftment of Transgenders and sex workers. Advocate B T Venkatesh appeared for the petitioner and based his argument on case law of NALSA Vs Union of India (2014) SSC 438 that Supreme Court in this case has recognised legal rights of Transgender and they are entitled to Fundamental Rights provided by Indian Constitution and International Law. For government public prosecutor Vijay Kumar Patil appeared before the court and informed court about the amendment and notification. The court appreciated the step taken by state government and commended & congratulated Advocate Vijat Kumar Patil for it.

Jeeva which is an association for Transgender peoples was intervener. For them Advocate Jayana Kothari appeared before the court. The senior advocate requested the bench to give directions to state regarding implementation and to ensure job opportunity for transgender in various boards and corporations but the court asked her to file a separate petition for this then it would consider doing so. The court also asked the representation of central government to clear their stand regarding giving of reservation to transgender people by Karnataka Government.

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