State to set up panel for transgenders
Lucknow: The state government is expected to set up a commission for transgenders soon. On chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s directives, the social welfare department has submitted a proposal to the government for such a commission. It will be headed by social welfare minister and representatives of the transgender community will be its members.
When the commission will be officially set up, it will make UP the third state to have such a body for the welfare of transgenders.
Sources said that the idea for having a welfare commission for transgenders was mooted during the 2019 Kumbh Mela when the Kinnar Akhara was given recognition.
Recently, the CM is learnt to have directed officials during a meeting to create a proposal for a commission that would ensure the welfare of the transgender community, including health facilities, social security, jobs, etc.
Additional chief secretary or principal secretary (social welfare) will be the commission’s vice-chairperson.
Other than representatives of the transgender community, its members will consist of the social welfare director and additional chief secretary or principal secretary of finance, home, women and child development and law departments and Lucknow police commissioner.
Courtesy : TNN