Asked a question in Parliament on whether the Government is planning to implement a policy or scheme to accord benefits of reservation in education to transgenders in the country, whether the University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued directions to all the Universities requesting them to include a column for transgender category in all application forms/academic testimonials.

Jagdambika Pal

Domariyaganj

Uttar Pradesh

Bharatiya Janata Party

REPORT CARD

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