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It will be for first time in Karnataka’s history that candidates from the transgender community will be employed in the education department. The state Department of Primary and Secondary Education has decided to make 1% reservation for the community in all recruitments in the future.
It has also announced this in the draft rules notified for the recruitment of 15,000 teachers to various government schools across. This makes it the first state to recruit teachers from the community.
Several government schools are facing a shortage of teachers. The government managed to recruit guest teachers at some places. Last year in December, the Department of Public Instruction went ahead with the process to recruit 15,000 teachers for class 6 to 8.
“We have called for recruitment of teachers, with reservation for transgenders. This is a significant step and we are hoping this will help the community join the mainstrem,” he said.
He said people should cooperate with the government initiative, and stressed the need to sensitise people in rural and other places, if transgenders are recruited. If there are no candidates for this quota, the posts will be merged with general category, said Primary and Secondary Education Minister BC Nagesh.