Kerala Police Likely To Have Transgender Officers Serving Nation
There are many aspects and factors which are important to be considered before inducing the transgender community into the police force. These will also be deliberated on at the ADGPs meeting.
By Ashmita Chhabria
Kochi: Kerala soon can have transgender police officers. The state’s government has put up a recommendation to include trans people into the police force. The recommendation has been handed over to ADGP (Law and Order).
The ADGP will now react out the counterparts of their opinion. At the conference of the ADGPs, this matter will be discussed. The ball has already been set rolling at the police headquarters. The opinion of Armed Police (AP) battalion, which is responsible for police training, will also be sought.
There are many aspects and factors which are important to be considered before inducing the transgender community into the police force. These will also be deliberated on at the ADGPs meeting. How trans people will be recruited, how they would be trained, and what all sectors they can be appointed in will all be discussed.
The possibility of appointing members of the third gender in Law and Order will be looked at. ADGP (Intelligence) is in charge of collating all the opinions. The report will then be submitted to State Police Chief, who will announce the decision at a later date. Meanwhile, Kerala Police Officer’s Association (KPOA) has come out in support of the move to include trans people in the police force.
Association General Secretary CR Biju said that the decision is a major step by the government. “There shouldn’t even be a percentage of recruitment for women. Soon we should be recruiting irrespective of gender. The fact that we still do the gender based recruitment is not suited for a society like ours,” he said
Courtesy : HW News
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