"We have proposed bringing an Act for welfare of transgenders. A special Committee constituted for looking into this issue has completed four meetings in which several matters were discussed. We will be introducing a Bill for transgenders in the upcoming monsoon Session," Gehlot said.
The Ministry is creating an umbrella scheme for the educational, economic and social empowerment of transgender community.

Noting that the Centre has filed a review petition seeking clarifications on the Supreme Court order on creating third category for transgenders, he said a private member bill, which was passed in Rajya Sabha, would be taken up for discussion in Lok Sabha in the upcoming Parliament Session.

After 36 years, a private member bill seeking to protect the rights of transgenders was passed despite government's initial resistance in the Rajya Sabha in April.

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