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Transgenders selected for Metro jobs in Kerala

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : May 13, 2017, 3:15 am IST
Updated : May 13, 2017, 3:15 am IST

A few of them will join the canteen at the coach maintenance depot at Muttom.

They are ready to join the jobs in sections like ticket vending, housekeeping, parking, customer relations and gardening. (Photo: Representational Image/AP)
 They are ready to join the jobs in sections like ticket vending, housekeeping, parking, customer relations and gardening. (Photo: Representational Image/AP)

Kochi: As many as 23 transgenders figure in the first list of 530 Kudumbashree members who have been selected for the Kochi Metro jobs.

They will be appointed at ticket counters and housekeeping sections based on their qualifications. It is for the first time that a government-owned company is providing employment to transgenders.

 

The women and transgenders who have been appointed after written tests and interviews will be deployed in the 11 stations of Kochi Metro’s Aluva –Palarivattom corridor. The selected persons were given training in soft and technical skills and are safety-trained.

They are ready to join the jobs in sections like ticket vending, housekeeping, parking, customer relations and gardening. A few of them will join the canteen at the coach maintenance depot at Muttom.

“The initiative indicates the humane face of Kerala society. We are hopeful that our initiative will be a big success. If successful, the members of the community
will be given employment opportunities in Water Metro,” KMRL chief Elias George said.

 

Tags: transgenders, employment, metro jobs
Location: India, Kerala, Cochin (Kochi)