THE UT Administration has formed a 14-member Transgender Welfare Board. Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh have already constituted this board. “The welfare board will safeguard the rights of the third gender and will ensure that they don’t face any kind of discrimination,” said Nishu Singal, director, Social Welfare Department.
The social welfare department had sought approval last month and the board was constituted on August 22.
The board will ensure legal recognition of transgenders and safeguard their rights. The board will address the problems being faced by transgenders and take steps to ensure equal treatment for them.
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