Punjab, Haryana categorise eunuchs as male for govt jobs

A month after Punjab told the court that it would treat eunuchs as male, the Haryana government has also told the court that third gender would be treated in the male category for government recruitment. For the record, there is no national policy on categorisation of eunuchs.

Haryana and Punjab are probably the first states in the country to explicitly state this categorisation. The matter of ‘discrimination’ in jobs to eunuchs was raised through a public interest litigation (PIL) filed in the court by a city resident, Kajal Mangal Mukhi, who described herself as eunuch.

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