The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Rules, 2020 have been notified.
The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, stated that the objections and suggestion received from the public in respect of the the draft rules have been considered by the Central Government.
The Parliament had passed Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act in November, last year, which aims at protecting the rights of transgender persons by granting them recognition and making welfare provisions for them.
The Rules deal with (1) Application for issue of certificate of identity under section 6 or section 7 (2) Procedure for issue of 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) Welfare measures, education, social security and health of transgender persons by appropriate Government (7) Provisions for non-discrimination 8) Equal opportunities in employment etc.
The Rules mandate the appropriate Government to take adequate steps to prohibit discrimination in any Government or private organisation or establishment including in the areas of education, employment, healthcare, public transportation, participation in public life, sports, leisure and recreation and opportunity to hold public or private office. The Governments also have to formulate a comprehensive policy on the measures and procedures necessary to protect transgender persons in accordance with the provisions of the Act.
"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 reads.
The Government, as per Rules, shall also ensure that every establishment designates a complaint officer in accordance with section 11 within thirty days from the date of coming into force notification of these rules.
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