Bihar Police To Post Transgender Officer, Constables In Every District

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Patna, February 4, 2021: The Bihar government has filed an affidavit in the Patna High Court stating that it has fixed transgender reservation quota in police department based on the population of transgenders in the state. According to this, now the restoration of at least one Transgender Sub Inspector and four Transgender Constables has been decided in every district.

A bench of Chief Justice Sanjay Karol in the Patna High Court has disposed Veera Yadav’s PIL for reservation for transgenders in the police department. During its hearing, a report was presented by the Additional Chief Secretary Amir Subhani on behalf of the state government. It was told that the transgender population in the state is 0.039 percent of the total population. The government has fixed the reservation quota of the kin in police recruitment on the basis of population. Along with this, the High Court amended that order of December 14, 2020, in which it stayed the end result of the police recruitment. Now the recruitment process can be started.

State government lawyer Ajay told the court that now transgender individuals will be appointed in each district by the ratio of at least one police officer and four constables. If the number of officers under this quota is considerably high, a platoon or squad may as well be formed. A special unit has been formed for the transgender community in the police department so that the social anomalies associated with them can be removed. They will also be given more facilities in the near future.