IAS Prelims 2017 Important Topics on Current Affairs: The Rights of Transgender Persons Bill

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IAS Prelims 2017 Important Topics on Current Affairs: The Rights of Transgender Persons Bill

IAS Prelims 2017 Important Topics on Current Affairs: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will conduct the civil services (CS) preliminary examination on June 18 this year. It is one of the most esteemed and toughest exams in the country. With a success rate of 0.1- 0.3 percent of the total percentage of candidates who apply, it is really difficult to nail the examination.

As you know, On 28th March 2017, we have shared IAS Prelims 2017 Important Topics on current affairs which will help you prepare for your upcoming examination. Here is the topic that we have discussed on 14th April, Click on the link below to explore

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As promised, today we are going to continue with the Thirteen topic i.e The Rights of Transgender Persons Bill. Let us provide you the brief explanation of the said topic.

 

IAS Prelims 2017 Important Topics on Current Affairs: The Rights of Transgender Persons Bill  

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The Rights of Transgender Persons Bill

The Rights of Transgender Persons Bill, 2014 is a proposed Act of the Parliament of India which seeks to end the discrimination faced by transgender people in India. The Bill was passed by the upper house Rajya Sabha on 24 April 2015. It was introduced in the lower house Lok Sabha on 26 February 2016.

Key Features

The definition of transgender includes: one who is partly female or male; or a combination of female and male; or neither female nor male. In addition, the person’s gender must not match the gender assigned at birth, and includes trans-men, trans-women, persons with intersex variations and gender-queers. Here are some key features:

  • The Bill prohibits discrimination against a transgender person in areas such as education, employment, and healthcare.  It directs the central and state governments to provide welfare schemes in these areas.
  • Seeks to provide framework for the formulation and implementation of a comprehensive national policy for ensuring overall development of the transgender persons and their welfare.
  • No child who is transgender will be separated from his or her parents on the grounds of being a transgender except on an order of competent court. Penalty for hate speech against transgender persons includes imprisonment extending upto one year and with fine.

Over here we conclude our article on IAS Prelims 2017 Important Topics on Current Affairs. Stay tuned with us for the rest of the topic that we will discuss day by day. 

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