During the Lok Samvad program organised earlier this week, Social Welfare Department Principal Secretary Atul Prasad discussed how recruiting transgender persons can help the community, in response of which, CM Nitish Kumar nodded saying, “it’s a good proposal.”
However, the state government needs time to study the social response to the idea. The social welfare department has ordered a district-wise census by the Transgender Welfare Board.
The move came after cases of rape and molestation surfaced at several shelter homes.
Recently, two women staying at an NGO-run short stay home in Bihar’s Chhapra accused the watchman of the women shelter house of molestation.
The matter came to light during a social audit of shelter home by a state-level committee.
Last month, 11 persons including the proprietor of an NGO, were arrested by the Bihar Police for allegedly sexually assaulting girls living in a short stay home for women in Muzaffarpur town.