The state Assam has done some changes in rhe gender settings and added ” transgender” as a gender option in civil services exam , this made assam first state of India to start this initiative.
The exam is conducted by APSC , which is combined competitive examination , nearly 42 transgender candidates have applied for the exam.
The chairman of APSC said Pallab Bhattacharya said, “Initially we had not made a separate category for transgender persons when we issued notification for the exam in September.”
“We had a discussion with Baruah and also checked with UPSC where transgender persons are already allowed to apply in a separate category called other. The state government was apprised of the matter and a separate category was created,” the chairperson added.