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EXPLAINED: NATIONAL PORTAL FOR TRANSGENDER PERSONS

EXPLAINED: NATIONAL PORTAL FOR TRANSGENDER PERSONS

Context

Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot launched a ‘National Portal for Transgender Persons’. He also launched ‘Garima Greh: A Shelter Home for Transgender Persons’ virtually in Vadodara.

Details:

  • It will come to the aid of transgender person in applying for a Certificate and Identity card digitally from anywhere in the country.
  • It assists the transgender person to get the I-Card without any physical interface and without having to visit any office.
  • The status of their application can be monitored that ensures transparency in the process.
  • In case of delay or rejection, the applicant has the options to submit grievances through the Portal and will be resolved at the earliest.
  • The Issuing authorities through the Dashboard can view the number of applications received, the applications approved and the applications which are pending or put on hold so that they can take the required action from their end.
  • This portal will help people from the community to come forward and get Transgender Certificate and Identity Cards as per their self-perceived identity which is important under The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019.

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