Transgenders To Be Recruited In Police Force In This Indian State
Patna: After Chhattisgarh, Bihar will be the second state in the country to allow recruitment of transgenders in the police force.
The Nitish Kumar-headed government has issued a notification whereby transgenders will be given appointments based on population of the community.
There are 40,287 transgenders in a population of 10.41 crore in Bihar, The New Indian Express reported.
DIG-ranked police officers will be empowered to recruit eligible transgenders in the rank of Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) and constable through set 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.
Like other aspirants, transgender too will have to qualify in written and physical exams. The posts will be reserved for transgenders from the upcoming police recruitment.
Chhattisgarh allowed transgenders in the police in 2018. However, the first transgender to be inducted in police force was K Prithika Yashini in Tamil Nadu , in 2017.