CRPF, BSF And SSB To Recruit Transgender Persons

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) informed the Home Ministry that they will recruit transgender persons to the officer cadre post of assistant commandants.

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had asked Central Armed Police Forces to examine issue of incorporating ‘transgender’ as Third gender in rules of CAPF(AC’) Exam 2020.

Now Director Generals of CRPF & ITBP have agreed to add transgender as the third gender category in relevant application forms in the examination for recruiting assistant commandants.

“Transgenders are also human. They should also get employment opportunities to live a respectful life. It would be a good decision,” SS Deswal, DG, ITBP said.

Director general of CRPF, A P Maheshwari said, “The CRPF already has a gender-neutral work environment. In view of impending policy guidelines of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), we shall make it further compatible as per the need”

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