Rajya Sabha on 24 April 2015 passed the Rights of Transgender Persons Bill, 2014 by voice vote. The Rights of Transgender Persons Bill, 2014 is a private member’s Bill which aims at protecting and providing rights for transgenders.
The Union Cabinet on 20 March 2015 approved 33 percent reservation for women in police forces of all Union territories (UTs) including Delhi police, through direct recruitment in non-gazetted posts like constables to sub-inspectors.
The Union Cabinet approved the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) with an outlay of 1500 crore rupees. The programme aims to impart skill training to youth with focus on first time entrants to the labour market and class 10 and class 12 drop outs.
Finance Minister of India Arun Jaitley presented the budget for 2015-16 in the Parliament. Though the budget lacked “big bang measures”, it sought to create an enabling platform, for future economic growth. In an attempt to blunt the growing criticism about the Modi government being pro-rich, the finance minister announced a series of pro-poor measures.