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Central Government Constitutes National Council For Transgender Persons

by Shreya
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The Central Government on Friday constituted the National Council for Transgender Person under Section 16 of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019.

It shall comprise of a Chairperson who shall be the ex-officio Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment and a Vice-Chairperson who shall be the ex-officio Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment.

The Council shall perform the following functions as entrusted to it under Section 17 of the Transgender Persons Act:
  • advise the Central Government on the formulation of policies, programmes, legislation and projects with respect to transgender persons;
  • monitor and evaluate the impact of policies and programmes designed for achieving equality and full participation of persons;
  • review and coordinate the activities of all the departments of Government and other Governmental and non-Governmental Organisations which are dealing with matters relating to persons;
  • redress the grievances of persons; and
  • perform such other functions as may be prescribed by the Central Government.

Also Read: Centre releases Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Rules,2020 Draft; Invites Public Suggestions and Objections

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Other members of the include:

  • Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment;
  • Representatives of various Ministries/ Departments;
  • Representatives of National Human Rights Commission and National Commission for Women;
  • Representatives of State Governments and UTs;
  • Five representatives of the Community;
  • Five experts representing NGOs that work for the welfare of persons;
  • Joint Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment dealing with the welfare of the persons.

Read the Notification here:

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