order passed by the first bench directing the state to take a decision with regard to reservation within a period of six months in his order, said, “The period of six months has already expired and even today it is stated that the decision is being considered.”
“If the time granted by the court is not sufficient the authorities should have moved the appropriate court for extension of time. No such steps have been taken. The state cannot postpone the issue of making reservation to transgender indefinitely and therefore time is granted to take a decision on or before November 27 failing which the Health Secretary and the Secretary, Social Welfare Department have to appear before this court,” the judge held.
Justice Kirubakaran also pulled up the Centre for failing to inform the court about the follow up action as sought by him to make the bill titled “The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) bill 2016” as a Statute.
The judge, in his earlier order, had directed the Central Government to inform the court as to whether follow up action would be taken to make the above as a Statute.