Kathmandu (Pahichan) January 16 – 651 members of gender and sexual minority have applied for the government jobs in the Public Service Commission. Among five lakh ninety five and 31 applications for gazetted and non-gazetted, 651 are from this community. According to Gita Humagain, Joint Spokesperson at Commission, they have mentioned Others in the gender categories of application. She, however, does not know the number of applications who passed the exams.
Only the result of section office is out and result of other positions is in the process. PSC in its online application form, has mentioned Others(O) along with male and female. This provision helped to understand that members of this community have filed application seeking jobs. Earlier, there were not such provisions in the application form. Manila Neupane and Jyoti Thapa from far-western and Bhaktapur were denied from fighting for job due to the lack of such provisions.
PSC made such provision after the rights of gender and sexual minority was guaranteed by new constitution. Spokesperson of PSC Laxmi Bilas Koirala said there is equal treatment to male, female and transgender in the recruitment process. Speaking to Pahichan, Koriala said many people are attracted to government job with a view of future security.
“We will treat all with equal footing. Male, female and transgender all can fight for government job,” said Koirala. He said the number is normal as no one has approached asking to correct their gender section. Blue Diamond Society has welcomed the provisions made by PSC.
Chairman of BDS Pinky Gurung said it is a good move to accommodate the members of this community and it is yet to see whether it reaches to genuine class. She said other community should not take the benefit from this but all community should get opportunity. She underlined the need of creation of environment on which members of this community could fight as per reservation.