Transgenders to join police in this Indian state

New Delhi, Feb 26: In a breakthrough moment for transgender community, Chhattisgarh police will soon hire them within their ranks to promote equality and facilitate their assimilation into the mainstream. There are more than 3,000 transgenders in Chhattisgarh.

According to a report in "The Times of India", The state government had announced the recruitment of transgenders in police force last month and issued an advertisement on February 8. Two weeks after the announcement, the police have seen at least 40 transgenders apply for the post of constable.

Authorities have initiated the process to fill up 2,254 posts of constables in all categories.

A police spokesperson said they had conducted workshops to facilitate applications from transgenders. He said the applicants would be recruited after they pass the written exam and physical test.