In a recent buzz, a transgender has moved to the Supreme Court and filed a complaint against Air India after the authorities denied jobs on the cabin crew.
It was reported that the petition was filed by Shanavi Ponnusamy and was heard by Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkarand DY Chandrachud.
Following this, a notice was issued to Air India and the Ministry of Civil Aviation today.
It was learned that Shanavi Ponnusamy is an Engineering graduate and has worked with Air India Customer Support before going for sex change surgery to become a female.
Her plea said, “The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 prohibits discrimination. It is clear that no person shall discriminate against a transgender person in relation to employment or occupation…”
Shanavi Ponnusamy has applied for the post of cabin crew member at Air India and after doing well in the test, she was not selected.
The petition reads, “The petitioner has taken four attempts so far but unfortunately she has not been shortlisted for the post in question even though fared well in the tests conducted”.
she told the media, Air India later told her that she would be called in future.