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In a first, govt to collect data on transgenders heading family

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 8:05 PM

In a first, the government will collect data on households headed by a transgender and members living in the family, Home Ministry officials said on Wednesday. Census officers will be seeking specific information based on 31 questions from every household during the house listing and housing census exercise scheduled from April 1 to September 30.
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Rajya Sabha Passes Bill To Protect Rights Of Transgenders

Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 7:39 AM

The Rajya Sabha passed a Bill on protection of rights-of-transgenders after a motion to refer it to a Select Committee of the Upper House was defeated. The Transgender Persons Bill, 2019, seeks to provide a mechanism for social, economic and educational empowerment of transgenders and was moved for consideration and passage in the Rajya-Sabha by Social-Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot on November-20.