India: Acid attack victims, transgender get jobs at High Court

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday gave jobs to five acid attack victims and a transgender person after their plight was brought to the notice of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal. Confirming the decision, a senior member of the High Court administration said, “This is the first of its kind decision taken... All six have been given clerical jobs as per their qualification.”

A source close to Justice Mittal’s office said this “path-breaking initiative” by the High Court could set an example for other institutions in the country. The judicial officer, who did not wish to be named, said, “We have taken this step not only to give them a job but to give value to these people.

The officer added that the decision was taken after the Delhi State Legal Services Authority (DSLSA) sent a proposal earlier this month to explore job opportunities for these people while highlighting their plight.

“All of them faced discrimination and had failed to get jobs due to their physical condition, which prompted the DSLSA and the High Court to intervene,” added the official. Read more via the Hindu