No decision on inclusion of transgenders in OBC list, says Gujarat Minister
The Gujarat government on Tuesday conceded in the Legislative Assembly that it had not yet taken a decision on the inclusion of transgenders in the list of Socially and Educationally Backward Classes, also known as Other Backward Classes (OBCs). In 2014, the Supreme Court had asked the state government to recognise transgenders as OBCs, senior Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil pointed out. In his written reply, Social Justice Minister Ramanlal Vora said the Supreme Court had indeed passed such a direction, but the matter was still under consideration of the state government. Gohil later criticised the BJP government for not taking decision.