Letter to the Editor
Transgenders in police
Bihar Police had decided to recruit transgenders in its force. The state police is likely to issue an advertisement regarding recruitment to 10,000 posts of constables soon. A Transgender would be appointed on every 500 appointments.
As per proportional representation based on the population of transgenders, Bihar Police can employ 51 transgenders as there are sanctioned strengths of 1,30,243 police personnel. It means 40 constables and 11 sub-inspectors can be appointed from among transgenders.
The transgenders would not be given any relaxation in terms of physical and academic tests during selection. They will be part of the district police force. Hope that the recruitment of transgenders in the police force should open many opportunities for them and they will get a chance to equally participate in society. Citizens need to encourage the transgender community by shunning prejudice against them.
Amit Singh Kushwaha, Satna (MP)