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Karnataka becomes the 1st state to reserve jobs for transgender persons

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Karnataka has become the first state in the country to provide one per cent reservation for the ‘transgender community in all the government services. The government submitted a report to the High Court in this regard informing that a notification had already been issued after amending the Karnataka Civil Service (General Recruitment) Rule, 1977.

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The specifies one per cent reservation in all general as well as reserve categories for the third gender. Whenever a notification is published inviting applications for government jobs, the ‘others’ column must be added along with male and female columns. The notification also underlines that there should not be any discrimination against transgenders in the process of selection. In case of non-availability of transgender candidates, the job could be given to male or female from the same category, the notification notes.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Karnataka: Basavaraj S Bommai;
  • Karnataka Governor: Thawar Chand Gehlot;
  • Karnataka Capital: Bengaluru.

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