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HC sets deadline for recruitment board to comply with order

The Madras High Court on Tuesday warned the Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board (TNUSRB) of stalling the selection to Grade-II police constable if the board fails to comply with an interim order of the court by December 6. It also ordered the board to permit by then five transsexuals to participate in the physical test of the recruitment. It is entirely a different question as to whether they (transsexuals) will succeed in the writ petitions or not. But allowing them to participate in the physical test, the state will be sending a strong message that transsexuals are being taken into the main stream of society and they will be entitled for protection and opportunities in future, Justice N Anand Venkatesh said. The issue pertains to five separate pleas moved by Deepika, Thenmozi and three orders seeking to quash a notification issued by the board on March 6 fixing 26 years as the upper age limit for transsexual applicants to the post of Grade II Police ...

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