India’S First Transgender Police Officer Appointed in Tamil Nadu (Download PDF)


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Prithika Yashini told PTI that her ambition was to become an IPS officer. It was a proud moment for India’s first transgender, to be appointed as a police officer in Tamil Nadu. She visited the officer of the superintendent of police in Dharmapuri and submitted her joining documents.

India's first transgender police officer Prithika Yashini

India’s First Transgender Police Officer Prithika Yashini

India’s first transgender police officer Prithika Yashini

About Prithika Yashini:

  • She is the first transgender person to become a police official in India.
  • In terms of judgement of the Madras High Court delivered.
  • The Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board (TNUSRB) to appoint K Prithika Yashini as a sub-inspector.
  • Yashini, being fully aware of the persistent alleged male chauvinism in the police force, attempted to achieve a seemingly impossible goal.
  • Born and brought up as Pradeep Kumar has applied for recruitment as a sub-inspector of police, to the TNUSRB to fill vacancies for 1087 posts.
  • K Prithika Yashini application for the post was initially rejected, following which she moved the high court.
  • Prithika was quoted as saying by India’s NDTV network.

Yashini Failed the Physical Test:

  • She could clear all physical endurance tests except missing 100-meter dash by one second.
  • The test for the recruitment comprises written test, physical endurance test and a viva-voce.
  • This almost led to her disqualification, however an internal unofficial enquiry was conducted citing the discrepancy, after which her name was cleared.
  • The court ruled the physical exam as invalid.

- Published/Last Modified on: April 9, 2017


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