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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 229
ANSWERED ON:  02.02.2021
Special Arrangement for Transgenders during Lockdown
Anumula Revanth Reddy
Will the Minister of



SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT be pleased to state:-


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 229
TO BE ANSWERED ON 02.02.2021

SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT FOR TRANSGENDERS DURING LOCKDOWN

229. SHRI ANUMULA REVANTH REDDY.:

Will the Minister of SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT be pleased to state:

(a) the details of special arrangements, if any, being made for the Transgender Community amid lockdown;

(b) the details of Financial Assistance, Ration or other assistance provided to the community amid lockdown, State-wise;

(c) if not, the reasons for neglecting the said community amid lockdown;

(d) whether the Government is planning to provide the transgender Community with some financial assistance to support their livelihood; and

(e) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?


ANSWER
ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
(SHRI RATTAN LAL KATARIA)
(a) & (b): During COVID-19, the Ministry through National Backward Class Finance and Development Corporation (NBCFDC) has given Rs.1,500/-each to Transgender persons, through Direct Benefit Transfer(DBT). NBCFDC has additionally provided assistance for ration supplies to Transgender persons through/on the recommendation of District Administration. An expenditure of Rs 98.50 lakhs was incurred in supporting 6,940 members of Transgender Community from 33 States/UTs, which includes Rs 85.66 lakhs to 5,711 Transgender persons as subsistence allowance and Ration kit of Rs 12.83 lakhs to 1229 Transgender persons.
Details of State-wise Financial Assistance provided to the Community amid lockdown is enclosed at Annexure – I.
Free Helpline assistance is setup to provide psycho-social support to Transgender Community during COVID period.
(c): Does not arise.
(d) & (e): THE TRANSGENDER PERSONS (PROTECTION OF RIGHTS)ACT, 2019 provides for formulation of the scheme for the welfare of transgender persons for providing rehabilitation, education, health care, interest subvention, counselling, skill development, privilege of Self help Groups and financial assistance.
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Annexure 1

State wise Amount transferred through Direct Bank Transfer & Ration Assistance to Transgender Persons
during the year 2019-20 to 2020-21 ( Lockdown period)



Sr

State Details of DBT Details of Ration Assistance
Grand Total
Nos. of TGs Total Amount Transferred (Rs.) Nos. of TGs Total Amount Spent in Rs. Nos. of TGs Amount Spent in Rs.
(a) (b) (c ) (d) (e ) (f) (g) = (c
+ e) (h)= (d + f)
1 Andhra Pradesh 118 177000 118 177000

2 Arunachal Pradesh
31
46500
31
46500
3 Assam 10 15000 94 141000 104 156000
4 Bihar 165 247500 165 247500
5 Chhattisgarh 624 936000 72 108000 696 1044000
6 Goa 31 46500 31 46500
7 Gujarat 150 225000 150 225000
8 Haryana 52 78000 52 78000

9 Himachal Pradesh
2
3000
2
3000

10 Jammu & Kashmir (1) ++
8
12000
8
12000
11 Jharkhand 86 129000 86 129000
12 Karnataka 561 841500 561 841500
13 Kerala 172 258000 172 258000
14 Madhya Pradesh 47 70500 47 70500
15 Maharashtra 510 765000 510 765000
16 Manipur 189 283500 63 94500 252 378000
17 Meghalaya 2 3000 2 3000
18 Mizoram 8 12000 8 12000
19 Nagaland 5 7500 5 7500
20 Odisha 218 327000 218 327000
21 Punjab 216 324000 216 324000
22 Rajasthan 215 322500 215 322500
23 Sikkim 1 1500 1 1500
24 Tamil Nadu 1036 1554000 1036 1554000
25 Telegana 37 55500 37 55500
26 Tripura 1 1500 1 1500
27 Uttar Pradesh 119 178500 280 263200 399 441700
28 Uttarakhand 7 10500 7 10500
29 West Bengal 814 1221000 814 1221000
30 Chandigarh 17 25500 17 25500
31 Delhi 158 237000 720 676800 878 913800
32 Lakshadweep 44 66000 44 66000
33 Puducherry 57 85500 57 85500
Total 5711 8566500 1229 1283500 6940 9850000



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