(The Gist of PIB) National Portal for Transgender Persons and Garima Greh

(THE GIST OF PIB) National Portal for Transgender Persons and Garima Greh


National Portal for Transgender Persons and Garima Greh

  • Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment launched a ‘National Portal for Transgender Persons’ and -inaugurated a ‘Garima Greh: A Shelter Home for Transgender Persons’ in Vadodara, Gujarat.

National Portal for Transgender Persons:

  • This 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.
  • This 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. Through the Portal, they can monitor the status of their application that ensures transparency in the process.
  • Getting Transgender Certificate and Identity Cards as per their self-perceived identity is an important provision of The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019.

Garima Greh:

  • Under the Scheme of ‘Shelter Home for Transgender Persons’, the ministry has decided to set up shelter homes for transgender persons who have been forced to leave their homes or abandoned by the family. The first such home in Vadodara in Gujarat was inaugurated.
  • By March 31 next year, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Patna, Kolkata, Jaipur, Raipur, Bhubaneswar and Manipur will also have such homes to be called “Garima Greh” with a capacity for 25 persons.
  • They will be run by transgender community-led organisations. These shelters will also provide skill training to connect the community members with livelihood opportunities.
  • This is a pilot project, and on its successful completion, similar schemes will be extended to other parts of the country.



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