Candidate applies as female, appears ‘male’

KU: ‘Sex-Change Case’ Figures In Written Test For JA’s

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, Jan 15: The recently held written test for appointment of Junior Assistants at the University of Kashmir has triggered a lot of suspense after a candidate applied as female but appeared as ‘male’ in the examination.
 According to officials, the candidate had applied for the JA post in March 2011 mentioning sex as ‘male’ in the application form. However, when the examination was conducted on Sunday (13th January), the candidate claimed to have changed the sex to ‘female’ and sought permission to sit in the exam—something which reportedly sent the University authorities into tizzy.
 The candidate, according to official sources, was allotted to sit in the examination. “The candidate had the medical authentication on sex change,” confirmed the KU’s Controller of Examination, Prof AS Bhat, when asked about the case details. “The candidate was the same who had applied in March 2011, albeit this time with the Medical Board’s certificate on sex change from male to female.”
 Bhat said they allowed the candidate to sit in the examination because ‘nomenclature or sex-change cannot bar anyone from the same.’
 According to sources, the candidate appeared at a centre at the varsity’s Kashmiri department. “We were surprised to see the case because it seemed to be a unique one in the given circumstances,” they said.

Lastupdate on : Tue, 15 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Wed, 16 Jan 2013 00:00:00 IST




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