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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1271
ANSWERED ON:  27.07.2021
Scheme for Transgenders
Dr. T. Sumathy (a) Thamizhachi Thangapandian
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.1271
TO BE ANSWERED ON 27.07.2021

SCHEME FOR TRANSGENDERS
1271. DR. T. SUMATHY (a) THAMIZHACHI THANGAPANDIAN:
Will the Minister of SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT be pleased to state:
(a) the details and the number of transgender individuals who have received the bank transfer of Rs 1,500 as direct transfer and ration supplies along with the reason as to why all transgenders could not be covered;
(b) the details of transgender people who hold bank accounts; and
(c) whether the Government has launched any scheme to address the issue of lack of identity cards amongst trans individuals, if so, the details thereof?



ANSWER
ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
(SHRI A. NARAYANASWAMY)

(a): In order to support those transgender persons who lost their livelihoods during the pandemic times, financial assistance of Rs.1,500 was provided through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT). Whereas 6,940 persons were supported in 2020, 5,938 persons were supported in 2021. This initiative is only to support those who have completely lost their livelihoods, and not to every transgender person.
(b): Ministry is not in possession of such information.
(c): Ministry has launched National Portal for Transgender Persons (NPTP) on 25th November, 2020 (https://transgender.dosje.gov.in/). Through this portal, any Transgender applicant can obtain Certificate of Identity and Identity Card without any physical interface with the office of issue. The Transgender applicant can apply online for the Certificate of Identity from anywhere in the Country and application automatically goes to the inbox of the competent authority of issue. On issue of the certificate, the same can be downloaded by the applicant directly. So far, certificates of identity and ID cards have been issued to 1,804 Transgender applicants.

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