Kolkata, Jan 28: In an initiative to integrate the transgender community in the society, the Kolkata Police has accepted the proposal of the West Bengal government to empower the community into the Civic Police Volunteer Force (CPVC).
Also known as the Green Police, this group assists the Kolkata Police in traffic management. The State Minister for Women and Child Development, Shashi Panja, proposed this to the government during a meeting of the West Bengal Transgender Development Board and also spoke to the Kolkata Police Commissioner about it.
In an interview to a leading daily, she said,"The prime issue that we face is that people don't have respect for the transgender community. But if they are incorporated as volunteers in the civic police force, then it will gradually allow people to imagine them in different roles." Although still in pipeline, this will set an example for the entire nation.