Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Rules, 2020, Comes Into Force

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“Every establishment shall implement all measures for providing a safe working environment and to ensure that no transgender person is discriminated in any matter relating to employment including, but not limited to, infrastructure adjustments, recruitment, employment benefits, promotion and other related issues.”, the Rules comprehends.

In November, previous year, the Parliament had passed Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, which intents at shielding the rights of transgender persons by giving them recognition as well as making welfare provisions for them. And now the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Rules, 2020 have been notified. These Rules authorize the appropriate Govt. to take sufficient steps to proscribe discrimination in any Government or private organisation or an establishment like in the areas of education, employment, healthcare, sports, participation in public life, public transportation etc.

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The Rules deal with

  1. Application for issue of the certificate of identity under section 6 or section 7
  2. Procedure for issue of the certificate of identity
  3. Issue of certificate of identity for a transgender person under section 6
  4. Procedure for issue of a certificate of identity for change of gender
  5. Issue of certificate of identity under section 7
  6. Communication of rejection of the application
  7. Right to appeal
  8. Welfare measures, education, social security and health of transgender persons by appropriate Government
  9. Provisions for non-discrimination
  10. Equal opportunities in employment
  11. Grievance redressal
  12. National Council

The Government can make an ample policy regarding measures and procedures that are required to protect transgender persons in accord with the provisions of the Act. According to the Rules, the Government may also guarantee that every institution shall delegate a complaint officer as per section 11 in 30 days from the date of enforcement of the rules.

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