In a first, Odisha allows recruitment of transgenders in police services
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), June 13 (ANI): Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India] is a city in the Indian state of Odisha. The Odisha government has made a historic step by allowing transgender people to apply for constable and sub-inspector positions in the state police department.
The Odisha Police Department has issued a notice soliciting applications for the appointment of sub-inspectors and constables, with trans people being eligible to apply.
For the employment of 477 sub-inspectors and 244 constables, the Odisha Police Recruitment Board requested online applications from men, women, and transgender people (communication). From June 22 until July 15, the application portal will be open.
We applaud the decision. All Odis Chairman Meera Parida"We thank the Chief Minister and the Home Department for taking this decision toward gender equality and the growth of the Transgender Community," the All Odisha Transgender Welfare Association said. This action will not only increase their self-esteem, but it will also alter society's opinion of transgender people.For sub-inspector positions, a bachelor's degree is required, but for constable positions, a high school diploma is required. A computer-based test, a physical standards and measurement test, and a physical efficiency exam will be used to choose candidates for these positions.
Meera Parida, Chairman of the All Odisha Transgender Welfare Association, expressed her delight at the move, saying: "We applaud the Chief Minister and the Department of the Interior for taking this step toward gender equality and the advancement of the transgender community. This action will not only increase their self-esteem, but it will also alter society's opinion of transgender people."