The Maharashtra government asked by the Bombay High Court to respond to a request for transgender reservation in MahaTransco.

On Wednesday, the Bombay High Court ordered the Maharashtra government’s Social Justice department to state clearly what position it takes on transgender people receiving accommodations at Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd. (MSETCL).

A division bench made up of Justice SG Chapalgaunkar and Acting Chief Justice SV Gangapurwala was informed during the hearing today of an affidavit filed by the State-owned company that claimed there was no legal requirement (constitutional, statutory, or government decision) mandating reservation in employment for the transgender community.

The court was considering a plea brought by Vinayak Kashid, an electrical engineering graduate and postgraduate in technology (Electrical Power System Engineering), asking that MahaTransco modify the mass recruitment advertisement it published in May of this year.

This news is written by Ms. Amrita Singh, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.

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