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New Delhi: The Delhi government‘s Women and Child Development department has approved various measures for transgender people, including the addition of a “third gender” category in job application forms and the setting up of monitoring cells to protect them from abuse, officials said on Friday. The department has also asked the officers concerned to accept their documents even if there is a variation in photograph or name from the original documents, provided they have obtained transgender certificates, they said. The directions have been issued following an advisory from the National Human Rights Commission to ensure the welfare of transgender people.
The National Human Rights Commission has approved an Advisory for Ensuring the Welfare of Transgender Persons, containing a set of recommendations that are designed to enhance the welfare and rights of transgender people.
The commission last month advised all authorities concerned of the Union and state governments and Union Territories to implement the recommendations.
The Women and Child Development department has approved some actionable points and issued directions for its implementation, Delhi government officials said.
It has directed to set up an anti-discrimination cell at the district office of every district for transgender…
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