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Constable Ganga Kumari, first transgender appointed in Rajasthan Police

ANI
Published : Nov 14, 2017, 9:52 am IST
Updated : Nov 14, 2017, 9:52 am IST

This is the first time in Rajasthan and third time in India when a transgender woman has been appointed at a government position.

Constable Ganga Kumari was appointed as the first transgender woman constable after Justice Dinesh Mehta issued the order. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)
 Constable Ganga Kumari was appointed as the first transgender woman constable after Justice Dinesh Mehta issued the order. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)

Jodhpur: The Rajasthan Police has appointed its first transgender constable after state High Court's directive.

Constable Ganga Kumari was appointed as the first transgender woman constable after Justice Dinesh Mehta issued the order.

 

Ganga Kumari, who hails 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.

This is the first time in Rajasthan and third time in India when a transgender woman has been appointed at a government position.

Tags: transgender, rajasthan police, ganga kumari, jalore
Location: India, Rajasthan, Jodhpur