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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 3760
ANSWERED ON:  17.03.2020
Upliftment of Transgenders
S. Muniswamy
Will the Minister of



SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT be pleased to state:-


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.3760
TO BE ANSWERED ON 17.03.2020
UPLIFTMENT OF TRANSGENDERS
3760. SHRI S. MUNISWAMY:
Will the Minister of SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT be pleased to state
(a) whether the Government has any plan to introduce new schemes for the upliftment of transgenders;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) the funds allotted in this regard including in the State of Karnataka?


ANSWER
ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
(SHRI RATTAN LAL KATARIA)
(a) & (b): In order to provide for protection of rights of transgender persons and their welfare, recently, The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019, has been enacted w.e.f 10.01.2020. As per clause 14 of the Act, the appropriate Government shall formulate welfare schemes and programmes to facilitate and support livelihood for transgender persons including their vocational training and self-employment.

(c): During 2019-20, an amount of Rs 5.00 Crore has been allocated for the welfare of Transgender Persons including in the State of Karnataka.


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