Union Cabinet approves Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2016
Posted on: 21 Jul 2016 16:45:02
21 July 2016 Current Affairs: The Union Cabinet on 20 July 2016 approved The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 to protect transgenders from discrimination.Through this Bill, the Government aims to evolve a mechanism for social, economic and educational empowerment of the transgenders.
• 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.
• It 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 Union Government and State Governments for issues concerning Transgender persons.
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