What is the Home Ministry's new move for the transgender community?
In one of the major moves to increase the inclusivity of transgenders now recognised as the third gender, the Ministry of Home Affairs is all set to include the community in the Central Armed Police Forces.
- The Ministry is in the final stage of considerations with the heads of paramilitary forces- BSF, CRPF, ITBP, CISF and SSB — on incorporating transgender, along with male and female, in the rules of recruitment examination for assistant commandants in the central force, starting this year.
This move can further open fields in the community's recruitment in police organizations and armed forces. Last year, Chattisgarh had announced the recruitment of transgenders in police jobs.
How can this move help the community?
The transgender rights were recognised very late in India and there has been a long struggle for justice and inclusion in society.
The current move can help facilitate the Clause 9 of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights Act), no establishment shall discriminate against any transgender person in any matter relating to employment, including but not limited to, recruitment, promotion and other related issues.
This can allow better representation of the community in public service arenas.
Do you think that this move can help in better representation of the community? What are the other steps you suggest for better inclusion of the third gender?
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