Selected in 2015 transgender woman Ganga Kumari still awaits police job

Ganga Kumari

Ganga Kumari

The Year 2017, has been a welcome time for Transgender community in India, as there have been many milestones made by the state and in the public sector for our community. One of those firsts happened in Tamil Nadu where they have now have one sub-inspector and 3 constables on its police force. Now that’s news that has been welcomed globally.

In this welcoming and happiness, almost everyone forgets the past landmarks, which I want to write about one of them here. This is about none other Ganga Kumari, 24, from Jalore village of Rajasthan, India as she was the very first Transgender person to be selected in India as a police constable. Ganga Kumari was selected by the Rajasthan Police as a constable, and now it has been more than 2 years and Kumari is still waiting for her official appointment.
In her class, 208 candidates were selected as constables or an equivalent job in December 2015. Of those people 207 received their appointment, Kumari said, but as of today, she is still awaiting her appointment.
Kumari told Nirvair on the phone that she passed the physical exam and interview and produce all the required documents. In 2015 she got the results and was very happy, but now her happiness turns down in sorrow.
Kumari said that from high level to concern desk, she approached almost every concern desk, but there is no positive reply.
Ganga Kumari

Ganga Kumari(L) stands with Pushpa Maai who has since disappeared and there are rumors she has been murdered, but still no confirmation about her whereabouts. She was the only TG who makes landmark changes for the community in the Indian state of Rajasthan.

After losing her hopes of this dream job she knocks at the High Court door, and the honorable High Court listens to her petition in very positive manner and orders the concern desk to reply with the reason for not giving Kumari an appointment in 3 weeks of time, but there has been no reply to the court order after 3 months.

Ganga Kumari also stated that she was not directly declined for an appointment posting, but she is repeatedly getting a reply that soon she will get an appointment.
Kumari is the youngest among her 6 brother and sisters. While waiting for her appointment she is helping her elder brother in his pharmacy studies. She thinks of herself as the happiest and luckiest as being a Transgender woman she is loved and respected by her family and villagers, saying as Transgender person she never faces discrimination or harassment.
Her advocate Tejaram stated that “we have appealed High Court to order appointment of Ganga Kumari at earliest and give her all the facilities as given to others in her job, as after Transgender law which was passed by Supreme Court of India, one can choose his/her gender by own choice”
Advocate statement inputs from: बीबीसी हिंदी।
Nirvair Kaur
Kaur Nirvair
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