Chhattisgarh Police recruits 13 transgender as constables for first time

Chhattisgarh Police have recruited 13 transgender persons as constables, in an effort to boost the confidence of people from the community and change the society’s perception towards them.

A senior government official claims that this is the first time that transgender persons have been inducted into the state police force.“Thirteen candidates from the transgender community have been recruited as constables on the basis of merit. Two others are in the waiting list,” Chhattisgarh’s Director General of Police D M Awasthi told .

“We welcome them and believe many others from the community would join the police force in future,” he said.

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