In a first, Chhattisgarh police hire 13 transgenders as constables
Until now, only two transgender police personnel were recruited in India — one in Tamil Nadu, another in Rajasthan.
By Ritesh Mishra
In a first, the Chhattisgarh police recruited 13 transgender people as constables in four districts of the state, a senior police official said after the Chhattisgarh Constable Recruitment examination results for 2019-20 came out on Monday.
Out of these 13, nine were recruited from Raipur range and 20 people had appeared for the exam.
“The results of the constable recruitment examination are out, and I congratulate everyone who qualified the examination. We have also recruited transgender people as constable for the first time and I personally congratulate them,” said Director General of Police, Chhattisgarh, DM Awasthi.
Until now, only two transgender police personnel were recruited in India — one in Tamil Nadu, another in Rajasthan. The Bihar government has recently decided to recruit transgenders in the police force.
The selected candidates were elated over the opportunity.
“I am very happy today… I have no words to express my happiness. I and all my colleagues worked very hard for this exam. It was a rare opportunity for us which could change our lives, so everyone worked hard day and night. Krishna Tandi, a transgender who got selected.
Courtesy : HT