M Monisha, a transgender woman from Belagavi in Karnataka, has been appointed as a full time employee at the Karnataka state secretariat. She will join as a group D employee at the Belagavi Vidhan Soudha, reported Times of India.
Karnataka has two legislature buildings, one at Bengaluru, and another at Belagavi. The Suvarna Vidhan Soudha is a new legislature building that was inaugurated in 2012 in Belagavi. The winter assembly session of the state is held at Belagavi.
After a High Court directive Monsiha, who is a class 7 pass out, was appointed as a temporary staff in March as her documents were not in order. She has now been given a permanent position. “We can proudly claim Monisha is the first transgender to be appointed in the secretariat. The collective decision was to encourage her to join the mainstream and set an example to the rest of the community,” KR Mahalakshmi, council secretary, told Times of India.