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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 642
ANSWERED ON:  06.02.2018
Welfare of Transgenders
E. T. MOHAMMED BASHEER
Will the Minister of



SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT be pleased to state:-


(a) whether the transgender community is deprived of employment, education and status in the society;

(b) if so, the details thereof; and

(c) the action proposed to be taken by the Government to ensure social justice to transgender communities?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
(SHRI VIJAY SAMPLA)
(a) to (c): An Expert Committee was constituted in the Ministry to make an in-depth study of the problems being faced by the Tansgender Community and suggest suitable measures to ameliorate their conditions. The Committe submitted its report on 27th January 2014. The Committee in its report has observed that the transgender community is a highly marginalized and vulnerable one and is seriously lagging behind on human development indices mainly in the area of education and employment.
In order to provide for protection of rights of transgender persons and their welfare, the Ministry has introduced a Bill titled “The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016” in the Lok Sabha on 2.8.2016. The Bill 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.

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