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National Council for Transgender Persons constituted 

  • IASbaba
  • August 25, 2020
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National Council for Transgender Persons constituted 

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-I – Society; GS-II – National Councils 

In News:

  • National Council for Transgender Persons has been recently constituted. 
  • Ministry: The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. 

Key takeaways 

  • Council’s chairperson: The Social Justice Minister. 
  • Members
    • Officials from some other Ministries.
    • Five nominated members from the transgender community. 
  • Associated Act: Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019. 
  • Functions:
    • Advising the central government on the formulation of policies, with respect to transgender persons
    • Monitoring and evaluating the impact of policies 
    • Reviewing and coordinating the activities of all the departments
    • Redressing grievances of transgender persons
    • Performing other functions as prescribed by the Centre.

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