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Govt May Amend Rules To Recruit Trans People Into Paramilitary Forces

BP World Bureau | Jul 03 2020 01:09:40 PM
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NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) expressed willingness to recruit transpeople into the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF).

MHA sent their communication to paramilitary forces, asking for their views on recruitment of transgenders to their ranks and sought details of necessary amendments that need to be made in the recruitment rules. In a letter signed by the Under Secretary S Muthu Kumar 

MHA had asked the personnel departments of CRPF, BSF, SSB, CISF and ITBP for their views and BSF has welcomed the suggestion to include trans people.

A senior CAPF member called it a progressive move since letting women in combat roles.