Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016 prescribes and elaborates
procedure for recognition of identity of Transgenders, which are reproduced as
A transgender person shall have a right to be recognised as such, in accordance
with the provisions of this Act.
A person recognised as transgender under sub-section (1) shall have a right to
self-perceived gender identity.
5. A transgender
person may make an application to the District Magistrate for issuing a
certificate of identity as a transgender person, in such form and manner, and
accompanied with such documents, as may be prescribed:
that in the case of a minor child, such application shall be made by a parent
or guardian of such child.
On the receipt of an application under section 5, the District Magistrate shall
refer such application to the District Screening Committee to be constituted by
for the purpose of recognition of transgender persons.
The District Screening Committee referred to in sub-section (1) shall comprise?
the Chief Medical Officer;
District Social Welfare Officer;
a Psychologist or Psychiatrist;
a representative of transgender community; and
an officer of the appropriate Government to be nominated by that Government.
The District Magistrate shall issue to the applicant under section 5 a
certificate of identity as transgender person on the basis of the
recommendations made by the District Screening Committee in such form and
manner, within such time, as may be prescribed, indicating the gender of such
person as transgender.
The gender of transgender person shall be recorded in all official documents in
accordance with certificate issued under sub-section (1).
A certificate issued to a person under sub-section (1) shall confer rights and
be a proof of recognition of his identity as a transgender person.
After the issue of a certificate under sub-section (1) of section 7, if there
is any change in the gender of a transgender person, he shall make an
application to the District Magistrate for revised certificate.
The District Magistrate shall, on receipt of an application under sub-section
(1), and on the recommendation made by the District Screening Committee, issue
a certificate indicating change in gender in such form and manner and within
such time, as may be prescribed.
The person who has been issued revised certificate shall be entitled to change
the first name in the birth certificate and all other official documents
relating to the identity of such person:
that such change in gender and the issue of revised certificate under
sub-section (1) shall not affect the rights and entitlements of such person
under this Act."
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