Transgenders can apply for jobs in Karnataka police

There is a 1% reservation for the community

December 21, 2021 02:07 pm | Updated 02:21 pm IST - Bengaluru

A file photo of job aspirants at a police selection camp on Chamarajpet Police Ground in Bengaluru.

A file photo of job aspirants at a police selection camp on Chamarajpet Police Ground in Bengaluru.

Karnataka police has decided to include transgenders in the force. A notification was issued on December 20 by the recruitment and training department inviting eligible men, women and transgenders to apply for the 70 posts of reserve sub-inspector (RSI) rank.

The department had amended the Karnataka Civil Service Rules (General Recruitment) Act, 1977 to accommodate 1% reservation for transgenders.

This is the first time that the police department has decided to include transgenders in the force.

Sangama, a Bengaluru-based NGO working for the welfare of the community, has welcomed the move.

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