Kochi metro recruits 20 more transgenders

Twenty more persons from the transgender community will get employment in the Kochi metro through Kudumbasree.

The Kudumbasree Mission and Kochi Metro Rail Ltd. (KMRL) had earlier joined hands to provide jobs for transgenders so that they could be assured of a regular income and lead a life of dignity by becoming part of the mainstream.

Appointments

The 20 candidates for the Kochi metro have been selected through Kudumbasree’s facility management centre. They will be appointed to the cluster facilitation centre and housekeeping.

As many as 24 transgenders had appeared for the interview for various tasks in the Kochi metro.

Skill training

Those selected will be given skill training by various agencies under the aegis of the KMRL and Kudumbasree, before being posted to 11 stations that include Palarivattom, Changampuzha Park, Edappally, Pathadi Palam, and Kalamassery.

At present, 13 transgenders are employed at the Metro’s 11 stations in various jobs.

Source: TH