In a huge and inclusive step, the central government is reportedly considering to recruit transgenders in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs).

Source: The Week

According to sources, the Ministry of Home Affairs has asked the Central Armed Police Forces for their views on including transgender as the third gender in the rules of CAPF (Assistant Commandant) Examination 2020.

The ministry has sought the views through a letter written to the paramilitary forces.

Source: Indian Express

Netizens are hailing this decision as a progressive and much-needed step.

The forces concerned include the Border Security Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force, Sashastra Seema Bal, Central Reserve Police Force, Central Industrial Security Force and the Assam Rifles.  

As of now, views of these forces are being compiled by their respective personnel directorates in consultation with their medical branches.