Bihar’s short-stay homes to soon have transgender guards for women

'It is a good proposal', says chief minister Nitish Kumar

Patna: Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has asked officials to examine whether transgender people can be recruited as security guards at short stay homes and other similar facilities for women.

During the Lok Samvad programme on Monday, social welfare department principal secretary Atul Prasad discussed how recruiting transgender persons as security guards can help the respective community.

“It’s a good proposal,” Nitish Kumar said while asking the concerned department to look into it. As part of the programme, Kumar was talking to Reshma Prasad, a member of the Transgender Welfare Board.

“During the meeting, I tried to bring the issues faced by the transgender community in front of the chief minister. We do not have any means of employment. It’s important for the government to help us. The government should give us two per cent reservation,” said Reshma.

“I think whatever work will be given to us, we will do it nicely. It’s a great initiative for us to prove our strength,” Reshma added.

The move came after cases of rape and molestation surfaced at several shelter homes.

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