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India might introduce job and education quotas for trans people

India might introduce job and education quotas for trans people

The blushing bride Shree Ghatak Muhuri was the first transgender woman to marry in Kolkata

The Indian government might consider creating quotas for trans people in the public service.

A recommendation from a parliamentary panel reviewing a Transgender Bill was that the federal government should create the quotas. A reason the panel gave for the recommendation was because trans people are some of the most marginalized people in India.

Various members of parliament who are on the panel told Huffington Post India  that quotas in education and employment would help trans people ‘lead a respectful life’.

The parliamentary committee is reviewing the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016.

Elements of the bill will aim to define transgender and enable anti-discrimination laws.

The bill will investigate the rights of trans people to be recognised as trans and will allow them to self-identify their gender.