India’s First Transgender Police Sub Inspector
A transgender is soon going to take charge as the Sub Inspector of police in India. Madras High Court has passed orders to appoint Pritika Yasni as police SI in Tamil Nadu.
The Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board has recently conducted written examination and Pritika applied for the exam. Since third gender has not been mentioned, she checked the Female option. Officials who recognized that Pritika is a transgender, they did not allow her to write the exam. With this, Pritika approached court to seek permission to attempt the exam. On obtaining permission, Pritika excelled in all tests in the procedure and was eligible for the post of Sub Inspector of police. But officials did not post Pritika at any station. So, once again Pritika approached Madras court and filed a petition. Primary bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan and Justice Pushpa Sathyanarayanan that heard the petition declared that Pritika who qualified in written, physical examinations is to be posted as Sub Inspector of police and passed orders regarding the same to the state’s home ministry. Also the bench termed Pritika as a role model to other transgenders. Tamil Nadu police department is getting orders ready to post Pritika Yasni as SI in the state. Pritika is soon going to establish record as the first transgender Sub Inspector of Police in India.