Govt. to create conducive environment for transgenders: Gehlot

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New Delhi, Jan.18 (ANI): Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot said here today that the government will take all required steps to create a conducive environment for the transgender community.

Interacting with representatives from concerned ministries, legal experts and representatives of transgender community, the minister assured that the various suggestions given by the stakeholders for the welfare of transgenders will be duly considered and implemented.

Various issues relating to stigma and discrimination of transgender persons, including children in the community, families, in schools, colleges and at work place etc., were discussed.

Other issues that were deliberated upon were establishment of a welfare board for transgender persons at the national and state levels for effective implementation of the provisions of bill and to act as a grievance redressal mechanism. (ANI)

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