Cabinet approves the Transgender Persons Bill 2016

Through this bill the government has evolved a mechanism for social, economic and educational empowerment of the transgenders.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Updated: July 20, 2016 10:09 pm
transgender, transgenders bill, transgenders bill 2016 It will lead to greater inclusiveness and will make the transgender persons productive members of the society. (Representational image)

The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2016.

Through this bill the government has evolved a mechanism for their social, economic and educational empowerment.

The bill will benefit a large number of transgender persons, mitigate the stigma, discrimination and abuse against this marginalized section and bring them into the mainstream of society.

It will lead to greater inclusiveness and will make the transgender persons productive members of the society.

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Transgender community is among one of the most marginalized communities in the country because they don’t fit into the stereotypical categories of gender of ‘men’ or ‘women’.

Consequently they face problems ranging from social exclusion to discrimination, lack of education facilities, unemployment, lack of medical facilities and so on.

The bill will make all the stakeholders responsive and accountable for upholding the principles underlying the Bill.

It will bring greater accountability on the part of the Central Government and Slate Governments/Union Territories Administrations for issues concerning Transgender persons.

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    Gayatri
    Jul 21, 2016 at 11:40 am
    A great bill for the divinely discriminated people. I wheartedly welcome this human development move of the Govt.
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      NATRAJ M
      Jul 20, 2016 at 6:25 pm
      Cabinet approves transgender bill – dayash ankar will be beneficiary as he has shown signs and symptoms of beneficiary lt;br/gt;Also his Nagpur bosses will require some applications – as they are as well beneficiaries and are most deserved
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        Santosh
        Jul 20, 2016 at 4:30 pm
        Great and wise move.
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          Vedic_Citizen
          Jul 20, 2016 at 4:47 pm
          Very good, they had been ignored by all.
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            yash sehgal
            Jul 20, 2016 at 4:42 pm
            May God bless u Modi ji..lt;br/gt;U have achieved the true humanity n humanitarianism todaylt;br/gt;May u live long..long ..ever long..lt;br/gt;Salute yoult;br/gt;BHARAT MATA KI JAIlt;br/gt;VANDEMATRAM
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              yash sehgal
              Jul 20, 2016 at 8:30 pm
              N king of the stupids, whose cabinet is it? Modi's..
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