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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1842
ANSWERED ON:  22.07.2014
EMPOWERMENT OF TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY
BAIJAYANT "JAY" PANDA
Will the Minister of



SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT be pleased to state:-




(a) whether the Government proposes to formulate an integrated national policy for the empowerment of the transgender community; and

(b) if so, the details thereof and the steps taken so far in this regard?


ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THEMINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT (SHRI SUDARSHAN BHAGAT)

(a) & (b) An Expert Committee was constituted vide Order dated 22nd October, 2013 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 problems. The Committee has submitted its report on 27th January, 2014.

On 15th April, 2014, the Hon’ble Supreme Court in a Writ Petition(Civil) No. 400/2012 filed by National Legal Services Authority (NLSA) has delivered its judgment on the issues of Transgender Persons, directing the Central and State Governments to take various steps for the welfare of the transgender community and also to examine the recommendations of the Expert Committee based on the legal declaration made in the above said judgment.

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