Bihar introduces third gender category in school exams

Posted on:06 Feb 2017 09:25:01
Bihar introduces third gender category in school exams
06 February 2017 Current Affairs: The Bihar government has introduced the transgender as a third category to opt for and appear in the Board exams conducted by the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB).

It is for the firsttime that the Board will conduct the exams for the transgender category in 2017 after it was recognized by Supreme Court in 2014.

 According to the Board officials, total 18 students have been enrolled this year to appear in the exam. It includes 10 students of Class 12 students and 8 students Class 10.

Prior to this, only two categories were recognized as valid, male and female, and the transgender were not allowed to appear in the examinations. However, from 2017 online examination forms have been introduced with provision for the third gender.The move aims to provide equal opportunity to all students.

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