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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 3093
ANSWERED ON:  06.08.2018
Scholarship to Transgender Students
KIRRON KHER
Will the Minister of



HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-


(a) whether the Government has granted any scholarship schemes for transgender students and if so,
the details thereof;
(b) whether there is any plan to increase or diversify the range of scholarships for transgender
students; and
(c) the maximum compensation offered by scholarships currently available to transgender students?


ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(DR. SATYA PAL SINGH)

(a)to(c) The Ministry is not implementing any scholarship scheme for the transgender students.
However, in order to provide for protection of rights of transgender persons and their welfare,
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment hasintroduced a Bill in the LokSabha titled “The
Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights )Bill, 2016.” The Bill stipulates that the appropriate
Government shall formulate welfare schemes and programmes which are transgender sensitive, nonstigmatising
and non-discriminatory and shall also take steps to secure their full and effective
participation and inclusion in the society.
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