Promotion of mass marriages for transgenders, authorized assist for rights to parental property, monetary help for intercourse reassignment surgical procedures and regulation to punish those that name transgenders by offensive names are key points of the Madhya Pradesh authorities’s transgender coverage that comes into drive by the top of November, officers mentioned.
“With implementation of Transgender Individuals (Safety of Rights) Guidelines, 2020, launched by the Centre in July 2020, the social justice division of MP authorities will guarantee societal change. Quickly after election outcomes, the coverage might be introduced earlier than the cupboard,” mentioned Prateek Hajela, principal secretary, social justice division.
Hajela mentioned the coverage has each quick and long run objectives.
“In the quick time period, we’ll present them employment in authorities workplaces and can sensitize officers together with police personnel and well being staff about them. In the long run, we plan to present completely different authorized rights to them,” Hajela mentioned.
One cease facilities, pension for individuals of above age 55 years, shelter houses and old-age houses are another provisions of the proposed coverage, he mentioned.
In response to the coverage doc, for transgenders to have household, mass marriages can be organised and amendments can be made in regulation to permit them to undertake a toddler as a single guardian.
“Monetary help for intercourse reassignment surgical procedures in chosen authorities hospitals/medical schools might be supplied to the TG group. To forestall atrocities together with trafficking & these associated to acceptance, helpline and rehabilitation centre might be began,” the doc mentioned.
Social justice division minister Prem Singh Patel mentioned, “We’re eager to introduce the coverage and transgender welfare board to present equal rights to the members of the group.”
“Social justice division would be the nodal company for the implementation of the coverage however 17 different departments together with residence, regulation, girls and youngster improvement and well being division will even be a part of it,” the minister mentioned.
Transgender activist, Sanjana Singh mentioned all authorities departments ought to make sure the implementation of the coverage, “All of the stakeholders had been invited to present ideas for the coverage. I’m completely happy that the coverage makers took care of each small facet of our life. However all of the departments ought to make sure the implementation of coverage,” Singh mentioned.
The transgender justice welfare board will monitor the general implementation of the coverage within the state.
The coverage is the results of the Transgender Individuals (Safety of Rights) Act that got here into drive in December 2019.
Underneath sub part 2(okay), the Act defines “transgender individuals” as an individual whose gender doesn’t match with the gender assigned to that particular person at beginning and contains trans-man or trans-woman (whether or not or not such particular person has undergone Intercourse Reassignment Surgical procedure or hormone remedy or laser remedy or such different remedy), particular person with intersex variations, genderqueer and particular person having such socio-cultural identities as kinner, hijra, arravani and jogta.