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Odisha to recruit members of transgender community as jail warders

The Odisha government has decided to recruit members of transgender community as warders in jails of the State.

“We have directed the Sub-ordinate Staff Selection Commission to start the process of recruitment of transgenders. They will compete in women categories,” said M. R. Pattnaik, Additional Inspector General of prison.

As per the direction of the Directorate of Prison, members of transgender community could apply for 185 warders’ posts in jails.

“We welcome the decision of the Odisha government which thought of providing livelihood support as well as social recognition to the marginalised section of the society. It is perhaps for the first time, the transgender community is being considered for the post,” said Meera Parida, a prominent activist for the community.

It needs to be mentioned that Odisha had brought members of transgender community under purview of the National Food Security Act.

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