Assam adds Transgender as a Gender in State Civil Services Examinations

  • by Harshit Gupta
  • November 4, 2020

Moving Forward on the path of equal representation for all, Assam has once again surprised everyone with its decision. Assam became the first state in India which has added Transgender in the Gender list Category for competing State Level Civil Services Examinations.

A total of 42 Transgender persons have applied for a combined competitive (preliminary) exam, 2020. The exam conducts by Assam Public Service Commission (APSC). The APSC chairman Pallav Bhattacharya said,

“Earlier when we have issued the notification, we had usual two categories but we were soon approached by a well-known activist  Swati Bidhan Baruah and she suggested us to include a third category.”

Assam Stand For Transgender

UPSC has already allowed Transgender to compete for the Civil Services Exam by selecting ‘Others’ in Gender Category. But this is the first time a State level Civil Services (APSC) has given them a proper representation.

The community is still struggling to find recognition and respect in Indian society and the world. But there are some Transgender persons who have achieved great success in their life.

Some of them are Laxmi Narayan Tripathi: She is the first transgender person to represent Asia Pacific in the UN in 2008. Joyita Mondal: India’s first transgender judge. Nitasha Biswas: India’s first trans beauty pageant winner.

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