Recently Chhattisgarh police will now hire transgender constables as a part of the state’s recruitment policy and also expand them to contend the Maoist radicals. Now Bihar will become the second state in the country to allow the recruitment of transgender in the police force.
The Nitish Kumar guided government has issued a notification whereby transgender will be given appointments based on the population of the community. The state government has now asked the police to hire transgender people in accordance with a Supreme Court judgement.
Bihar has a population of 10.41 crore and around 40,287 transgenders as per the reports. For the rank of Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) and the constable, the DIG ranked police officers will be hiring the eligible transgender through various sets of norms of appointments.
According to ADG (HQ) Jitendra Kumar, 41 transgenders will be recruited for the post of ASI and 10 as constables in the ratio of 0.039% of their population. The process of hiring will be as same as for the others like transgender has to qualify in written and physical exams and the posts will be reserved from the upcoming police recruitment.
In 2014 the Supreme Court declared transgender people as the “third gender” and ruled that they have equal privilege over the fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution. Thereafter Chhattisgarh police propose to recruit about 35,000 constables from each of the state’s 27 districts, of which 17 are reeling from Maoist insurgency.
But the first transgender to be inducted into the police force was K Prithika Yashini in Tamil Nadu, in 2017.
News Source- IANS
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