A Sigh of Relief to the Transgenders Community as the Government of Karnataka Gives Reservation in a Recent Cabinet Meet


More than three years after it was first drafted, the Transgender strategy that expects to shield them from affronts, social separation and mishandle was at long last cleared by the State Cabinet. The Karnataka government has chosen to give reservation to Transgenders and sexual minorities at all levels of formal instruction over the state. The bureau endorsed the Karnataka State Policy on Transgenders, saying a different toilet ought to be developed for Transgenders at various places, the administration chose to adjust segment 36 A of the Karnataka Police Act, which criminalizes hijras and different individuals from the group.

The Karnataka Government intends to engage anganwadi specialists to connect with relatives of Transgenders and sharpen them on the issue. This separated, the arrangement additionally discusses sterilizing school educational modules keeping in mind the end goal to evacuate the negative depiction of Transgenders in writing and dialect books.

Key beneficial highlights of the new policy:

  • It likewise moots characterizing the pointers for a neighborly strategy, which goes past non-segregation, and to incorporate the transgender group in the ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’, Right to Education and comparative endeavors to advance proficiency.
  • According to the new policy, the labour department had prescribed quantity in professional courses by saving five seats each for Transgenders in Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and polytechnics over the state, to motivate them to be job-ready. The arrangement likewise talks about “special” seat allotment in advanced education for Transgenders in a staged way.
  • Transgenders face instability, segregation, affronts, tension, self-destructive inclinations. Therefore, this arrangement goes for bringing them into the standard of society and give them a secured life.

“The State’s transgender policy is in line with the Supreme Court direction, which on April 15, 2014 directed all the States to come up with a policy to protect the third gender,” Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T.B. Jayachandra stated, amid his post Cabinet preparation.

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