Transgenders to be appointed as jail warders in Odisha

Odisha government has decided to recruit transgenders as jail warders as per the directive of the Supreme Court. For implementation of the directive of the apex court, the State Police has informed the Odisha Subordinate Staff Selection Commission for recruitment of transgenders as jail waders. They will have to succeed in the qualifying examination with other candidates
In a letter to the ADG-cum-IG of Prisons, and Department of Correctional Service (DCS) on July 27 this year, Union home deputy secretary B. Mishra had sought a clarification on inclusion of the transgenders as a gender category in recruitment of jail warders by keeping their physical standards at the same level as that of women candidates as per the observation of the Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.


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