July 6, 2022

13 transgenders hired as constables for Chhattisgarh police staff first time

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The Chhatisgarh Police for the very first time hired a count of 13 transgender people for the post of constables appointed for four districts of the state, according to a senior police official who revealed about it post the declaration of the 2019-20 results of the Chhattisgarh Constable Recruitment examination released on Monday.

From the 13, nine were deployed from Raipur range and 20 people had appeared for the examination.

Director General of Police, Chhattisgarh, DM Awasthi said, “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.”

Priorly, two transgender police personnel have been appointed in India, one in Tamil Nadu and another in Rajasthan. The Bihar government had recently taken the call for recruiting the transgenders for the police force. The selected candidates were extremely happy for getting the opportunity.

Krishna Tandi, one of the transgenders who got selected said, “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.”

Komla Sahu, another candidate termed it as one of the biggest days of her life, She said, “I never thought that I would get the job of respect but it happened.” 

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