Kochi Metro to offer jobs to transgenders

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July 05, 2016 9:07 PM

Kochi Metro Rail Ltd has decided to extend employment opportunities to transgender community in housekeeping, crowd management and customer relations.

China News, China Economy, China Economy NewsThe Kochi Metro has decided to engage Kudumbasree to create an efficient group of transgenders who can do jobs including housekeeping, crowd management and customer relations, officials said.(Representative image: Reuters)

Kochi Metro Rail Ltd has decided to extend employment opportunities to transgender community in housekeeping, crowd management and customer relations.

“At a time when transgenders face a great deal of oppression, the Kochi Metro Rail has decided to be the change they wish to see in society, extending employment opportunities in housekeeping, crowd management and customer relations to the transgender community,” Elias George, Managing Director of Kochi Metro Rail Limited said here.

The metro officials said the Ernakulam district mission of Kudumbasree is actively engaged in providing training for creating a group of women workforce for manning Kochi metro stations.

The Kochi Metro has decided to engage Kudumbasree to create an efficient group of transgenders who can do jobs including housekeeping, crowd management and customer relations, officials said.

Kudumbasree is a poverty eradication project launched by the state in association with the Centre and Nabard.

Last year, Kerala government had unveiled its Transgender Policy — a first of its kind — envisaging ending the societal stigma towards the sexual minority group and ensure non-discriminatory treatment.

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