Expert Committee to Make an In-Depth Study of Problems Being Faced by Transgender Community

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019, has been enacted w.e.f 10.01.2020 n order to provide for protection of rights of transgender persons and their welfare,. The  Act, inter-alia, provides for recognition of identity of transgender persons, prohibition against discrimination, welfare measures by the Government, obligation of establishments and other persons, education, social security and health of transgender persons and National Council for transgender persons.

An Expert Committee has been constituted in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment to make an in-depth study of the problems being faced by the Transgender Community and suggest suitable measures to ameliorate their conditions. The Committee in its report has observed that the transgender community is a marginalized and vulnerable one and is seriously lagging behindon human development indices mainly in the area of education and employment.

In addition to what has been statedabove,the Act provides for inclusive education for Transgender Persons without discrimination on an equal basis with others and prohibits the establishments for discrimination against them in any matter relating to employment.

This information was given by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Rattan Lal Katariain a written reply in RajyaSabha today.

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