Union Minister Ramdas Athawale In Favour Of Reservation For Transgenders

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale
Union Minister Ramdas Athawale

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale has fought for reservation quota fixed for disabled people in favor of transgenders in government jobs.He said: “They (transgenders) are also humans and they should be given reservation. The quota for transgenders should be fixed similar to what is fixed for the disabled,”.

As There is only three per cent reservation quota for the differently-abled people.

Our government has passed a (protection of rights) bill, 2016 for transgender persons in Lok Sabha during the monsoon session. The bill had been introduced to prohibit any sort of discrimination against the transgender community. There are also reports that government has proposed in the draft of this bill to bring transgender under the OBC category i.e., Other Backward Classes, which was rejected by the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC).

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale
Union Minister Ramdas Athawale

The bill is right now introduced into the parliamentary panel to invite public suggestions which involve  the community in making of the law which seeks to protect their rights.

This bill confers the rights of the transgenders to be recognized as a community and grants them the right to “self-perceived” gender identity.

As per the 2011 census, The country had about 6 lakh of the population belonging to the transgender community.

The people group is among the most minimized in the nation since they don’t fit into the classes of the two perceived genders recognized in our nation of males and females.

They confront different social issues running from social prohibition and discrimination to no proper education and no medicinal facilities, and unemployment.

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