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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 3679
ANSWERED ON:  16.07.2019
Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016
Shashi Tharoor
Will the Minister of



SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT be pleased to state:-


(a) whether the Government has held consultations with Transgender persons, transgender organisations and representatives while drafting The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016;

(b) if so, the details thereof, including the names of transgender persons, transgender organisations and representatives; and

(c) if not, the reasons therefor?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
(SHRI RATTAN LAL KATARIA)

(a) to (c): Yes, Sir. An Expert Committee was constituted in the Ministry to make an in-depth study of the problems being faced by the Transgender Community and suggest suitable measures to ameliorate their conditions. There were four representatives from the Transgender community, on the Committee.

In addition, a pre-legislative consultation meeting was held with concerned stakeholders including members from Transgender community. The details of members of the Expert Committee and the members who attended pre-legislative consultation meeting held on 18.1.2016 are placed at Annexure-I.


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