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NEWS IMPULSE – NATIONAL PORTAL FOR TRANSGENDER PERSONS AND GARIMA GREH | 26 NOVEMBER

Syllabus section: POLITY AND GOVERNANCE.

 

WHY IN NEWS?

Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment e-launched a “National Portal for Transgender Persons” and e-inaugurated a “Garima Greh: A Shelter Home for Transgender Persons” in Vadodara, Gujarat on 25th of November.

ABOUT NATIONAL PORTAL FOR TRANSGENDER PERSONS

• The National Portal for Transgender Persons is an end to end online process. The transgender persons can avail the services offered by the portal from anywhere in the country.

• The Portal would help a transgender person in applying for a Certificate and Identity card digitally from anywhere in the country.

• The most important benefit is that it helps the transgender person to get the I-Card without any physical interface and without having to visit any office.

• This portal will help a lot of people from the community to come forward and get Transgender Certificate and Identity Cards as per their self-perceived identity which is an important provision of The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019.

• National Portal for Transgender Persons has been developed within 2 months of Notification of Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Rules, 2020 on 29 September, 2020.

ABOUT GARIMA GREH

• Garima Greh is a shelter Home for Transgender Persons and it will be run in association with Lakshya Trust, a Community based organization entirely run by the Transgenders.

• The purpose of the Shelter Home is to provide shelter to Transgender persons, with basic amenities like shelter, food, medical care and recreational facilities.

• Besides, it will provide support for the capacity-building/skill development of persons in the Community, which will enable them to lead a life of dignity and respect.

 

Source: PIB

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