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Chennai Corporation appoints transperson to fly drones, to appoint more

- June 29, 2022

Chennai, June 29 (BPNS)

The Greater Chennai Corporation has appointed a transperson for flying drones used for spraying larvicide to control the mosquito menace in the corporation.

The corporation in its council meeting on Tuesday adopted a resolution to this effect. The appointment which is on a contract basis will be provided to E. Prem (19) , a transperson from Vellore.

Corporation officials told BPNS that seven drone operators are required for spraying the mosquito larvicide but presently the Corporation would be hiring two including the transperson. However, in the days to come, the rest of the five will be hired and transpersons will be given preference for the same.

Prem will start to work from July and will be paid a consolidated amount of Rs 25000 as his monthly salary, corporation officials said.

The transperson was trained in flying drones at the Remote Pilot Training Organisation, Chennai operated by retired wing commander K.R. Srikanth.

The retired wing commander has trained 15 transpersons in drone operating and has provided them jobs in various places after identifying them through NGOs that are working for the rights of transgender community.