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HC directs Raj police to appoint eunuch as constable

Press Trust of India  |  Jodhpur (Raj) 

The High today directed the city police department to appoint Ganga Kumari as constable, paving way for the appointment of the state's first eunuch police constable.

Terming it a case of "gender bias", Justice Mehta asked the force to provide her appointment in six weeks from the date of order along with the notional benefits from year 2015.


Kumari, a resident of Raniwara in Jalore district of Rajasthan, was selected in the police recruitment examination, conducted for 11,400 vacancies of constables in 2013. Her appointment was held up following the medical examination, which brought to the recruiters' notice that she was a eunuch.

Kumari moved the high stating that despite being eligible, the Jalore police refused to appoint her as constable.

Her counsel Rituraj Singh said it was for the first time that a eunuch participated in police recruitment exams and stood successful.

"But given the rules for appointment, the department was in confusion, and in spite of passing the examination, Kumari was not appointed as constable," he said.

Given the disclosure in the medical examination, the Jalore police had sent the case to Jodhpur range IGP, who further sent it to the police headquarters in July, 2015.

"The police officers then transferred the file to the home department, where it has been lying stuck since," Singh added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, November 13 2017. 19:42 IST
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