In a move that will go a long way in accommodating transgenders into the mainstream, the Bihar police has revealed its plan of recruiting them in its force
Bengaluru: In a move that will go a long way in accommodating transgenders into the mainstream, the Bihar police has revealed its plan of recruiting them in its force.
The home department has notified it as well.
Reservations will also be provided to the transgender community for the posts of constable and inspector with one seat out of 500 being reserved for them, reports add.
Reports add that these members from the community can be recruited directly or through competitive exams. An SP will have the powers to recruit them as a constable while a DIG will be invested with the powers to appoint them as inspectors.
The Police Manual of 1978 will be followed in the recruitment process.
In the event of the posts remaining vacant, members from the general category would get a chance to be recruited.
Late last year, there were reports that the government would launch a simplified certification process to provide identity cards and special homes to transgenders in every state of the nation.
This will help transgenders to apply for an identity card to the district magistrate, implementing the essence of the right to self-perceived identity as granted in the Act.
The ministry was also looking at the prospect of opening homes for transgender people.
These homes would provide lodging and boarding services, as also vocational training.
The ministry is also looking at private sector participation in stigma erasure and giving transgender people more opportunities.
It is important to note that the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to set up a transgender welfare board under the state’s social welfare department.
The welfare board will identify transgenders across UP, enlist them, issue identity cards, get them enrolled in educational institutions, provide them accommodation under various hostel and housing schemes of the state government and launch welfare schemes for the community.
The state government had granted the transgender people the right to inherit ancestral agricultural land.
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Last Updated Jan 18, 2021, 12:53 PM IST