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NATIONAL PORTAL FOR TRANSGENDER PERSONS

NATIONAL PORTAL FOR TRANSGENDER PERSONS

Context

The government launched a portal through which transgender persons can apply for gender identity certificates online.

Details

  • It will allow transgender persons to upload an affidavit declaring their gender, which then becomes the basis for their identity certificates to be issued by the respective district magistrates.
  • It will also enable them to register their grievances and help build a database of the community.
  • It has been developed within two months of the notification of Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Rules, 2020 on September 29, 2020.
  • It will enable a transgender person to apply for a certificate and identity card from anywhere in the country, without having to visit any office.
  • It helps 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.
  • The ministry will also open shelter homes for transgender people in each state.

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