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Chhattisgarh to recruit 35000 transgenders in police force

RAIPUR: Chhattisgarh police will hire transgender constables in the next couple of months as part of the recruitment policy and deploy them to combat Maoist extremists whenever required.

The state government has asked police to hire transgender people in accordance with a Supreme Court judgement.

“We are set to recruit them if they pass a mandatory written exam and physical test,” said Pawan Deo, the state’s additional director general of police (recruitment), on Thursday.

In 2014, the SC declared transgender people as “third gender” and ruled they have equal privilege over the fundamental rights enshrined in the Constitution. Continue reading

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lower court judges required to clear the backlog of cases

NEW DELHI: The Centre has asked the second national judicial pay commission, which was notified in November, to find out the number of lower court judges required to clear the backlog of cases.

The higher judiciary and the executive have been at variance over the exact strength of the subordinate judiciary. Currently, India has less than 22,000 sanctioned posts for judicial officers in the lower judiciary, of which nearly 5,000 are vacant.

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RBS to cut over 400 jobs, move many of them to India

LONDON: British lender Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) on Sunday said it was cutting 443 UK jobs dealing with business loans, and plans to shift many of the roles to India. The UK’s largest government-owned bank said it was moving the jobs, which help handle loans for small businesses, as part of an ongoing cost-cutting drive. “As we become a simpler, smaller bank, we are making some changes to the way we serve our customers. Unfortunately, these changes will result in the net reduction of 443 roles in the UK,” a spokesperson for the bank said. The UK government, which granted a 45-billion-pound bailout to RBS in 2008, holds 73% in the bank. Last month also, the bank had announced its decision to cut jobs.

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Source: Hindustan Times

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INFOSYS to hire 10,000 Americans

Sanfrancisco/Mumbai:  IT- services firm Infosys Ltd said it plans to hire 10,000 US workers in the next two years and open four technology centres in the US, starting with a centre this August in Indiana, the home state of US vice president Mike Pense.

The move comes at a time when Infosys and some of its Indian peers such as Tata consultancy Services Ltd and Wipro Ltd have become political targets in the US for allegedly displacing US workers jobs by flying in foreigners on temporary visas to service their clients in the country.

The IT service firms rely heavily on the H-1B visa programme, which US president Donald Trump has ordered federal agencies to review.

In a telephone interview with Reuters from Indiana, Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka said his company plans to hire US workers in fields such as artificial intelligence.

“When you think about it from a US point of view, obviously creating more American jobs and opportunities is a good thing.”

While Indian firms have recruited in the US, Infosys is the first to come out with concrete hiring numbers and provide a timeline in the wake of Trump’s visa review.

 

 

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