The Rajasthan Police has appointed its first transgender Constable after state High Court’s directive. Constable Ganga Kumari becomes the first transgender woman constable after Justice Dinesh Mehta issued the order. This is the first time in Rajasthan and third time in India when a transgender woman has been appointed at a government position.Ganga Kumari, who is from Jalore, had filed a petition in the court when she was not given appointment by the Jalore Police Superintendent even after qualifying the examinations.
Her counsel Rituraj Singh said it was for the first time that a eunuch participated in police recruitment exams and stood successful. “But given the rules for appointment, the department was in confusion, and in spite of passing the examination, Kumari was not appointed as constable,” he said.The Jalore police had sent the case to Jodhpur range IGP, who further sent it to the police headquarters in July, 2015. “The police officers then transferred the file to the home department, where it has been lying stuck since,” Singh said.
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