Section 18 in The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act 2019

Title: Offences and penalties

Description: Whoever,— (a) compels or entices a transgender person to indulge in the act of forced or bonded labour other than any compulsory service for public purposes imposed by Government; (b) denies a transgender person the right of passage to a public place or obstructs such person from using or having access to a public place to which other members have access to or a right to use; (c) forces or causes a transgender person to leave household, village or other place of residence; and (d) harms or injures or endangers the life, safety, health or well-being, whether mental or physical, of a transgender person or tends to do acts including causing physical abuse, sexual abuse, verbal and emotional abuse and economic abuse, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than six months but which may extend to two years and with fine.

Title: Grants by Central Government

Description: The Central Government shall, from time to time, after due appropriation made by Parliament by law in this behalf, credit such sums to the National Council as may be necessary for carrying out the purposes of this Act.

Title: Act not in derogation of any other law

Description: The provisions of this Act shall be in addition to, and not in derogation of, any other law for the time being in force.

Title: Protection of action taken in good faith

Description: No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against the appropriate Government or any local authority or any officer of the Government in respect of anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done in pursuance of the provisions of this Act and any rules made there under.

Title: Power of appropriate Government to make rules

Description: (1) The appropriate Government may, subject to the condition of previous publication, by notification, make rules for carrying out the provisions of this Act. (2) In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:— (a) the form and manner in which an application shall be made under section 5; (b) the procedure, form and manner and the period within which a certificate of identity is issued under sub-section (1) of section 6; (c) the form and manner in which an application shall be made under sub-section (1) of section 7; (d) the form, period and manner for issuing revised certificate under sub-section (2) of section 7; (e) welfare measures to be provided under sub-section (2) of section 8; (f) facilities to be provided under section 10; (g) other functions of the National Council under clause (e) of section 17; and (h) any other matter which is required to be or may be prescribed. (3) Every rule made by the Central Government under sub-section (1), shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of Parliament, while it is in session, for a total period of thirty days which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions, and if, before the expiry of the session immediately following the session or the successive sessions aforesaid, both Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or both Houses agree that the rule should not be made, the rule shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be; so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rule. (4) Every rule made by the State Government under sub-section (1), shall be laid, as soon as may be after it is made, before each House of the State Legislature where it consists of two Houses, or where such legislature consists of one House, before that House.

CHAPTER VIII OFFENCES AND PENALTIES