The Establishment Division has recommended the cabinet to reserve a separate quota in the federal government jobs for the transgender community on Tuesday. The recommendation came as a result of a proposal by Secretary of Establishment Division Mian Asad Hayauddin to allocate jobs in provinces under the revised National Finance Commission formula. The secretary also proposed to update the status quo of the quota on the basis of new census date 2017. The allocation of jobs was previously based on the population census of 1998 which was 132.4 million. Furthermore, Hayauddin presented the provincial census data of 2017 before the cabinet. Regarding the job quota allocated to Islamabad, he said that it came in process through the judgment of the Islamabad High Court. The cabinet also approved that special persons could apply for any group by competing in the CSS examinations. The secretary added that the legislative process should be expedited. It was concluded by the cabinet that the Ministry of Law and Justice should be directed to push the pending official bill for meaningful debate in Parliament. This was initiated after detailed discussion on the matter. The bill has stayed pending in the National Assembly ever since August 28, 2013.