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The Supreme warns Air India that it can not discriminate against a transsexual

The Supreme Court of India warned today the state airline Air India that it can not refuse to hire a person for being a transsexual, after a candidate accused the discrimination company.

New Delhi, Nov 6 (EFE). - The Supreme Court of India warned today the state airline Air India that it can not refuse to hire a person for being a transsexual, after a candidate will accuse the company of discrimination.

"Nobody can discriminate against a transgender person in the workplace," the Supreme Court reminded in a notice urging the airline to "consider the candidacy of the plaintiff (Shanavi Ponnusamy) for the position of flight attendant".

Ponnusamy, a 28-year-old engineer who underwent an operation of change of gender in 2014 to become a woman, she was presented on four occasions to the cabin crew selection tests of Air India.

Despite "having obtained good results "and to have the necessary experience, failed to pass the tests, says the Supreme.

According to the facts described by the highest court sober the applicant stewardess, the Ministry of Civil Aviation "informed the applicant that there is currently no category for transsexuals in the recruitment policy, so the case remained closed ".

Indian law states that you can not" discriminate against a person based on his gender, "recalled the Supreme Court, the same judicial body that recognized the existence of a "third gender" next to the male and female in 2014.

According to the last census of 2011, in India there are half a million transsexuals out of a total population of more than 1,250 million inhabitants.

The Indian Government approved on June 28 a plan to study divestment in Air India and five of its subsidiaries, but without offering details about the process, modalities of sale neither the percentages that it shuffles.

In the fiscal year 2016-2017 (from April to March) New Delhi injected more than 380 million dollars to Air India as part of a plan approved by the previous government to provide a cushion of 4,645 million until 2021.

The airline has debts worth about 7,700 million dollars.

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