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National Portal for Transgender Persons

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  • 28, Jul 2021
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Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot e-launched a ‘National Portal for Transgender Persons’ and e-inaugurated a ‘Garima Greh: A Shelter Home for Transgender Persons’ in Vadodara, Gujarat.

  • 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.
  • The 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-Cardwithout 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.
  • The issuing authorities are also under strict timelinesto process the applications and issue certificates and identity cards without any necessary delays.
  • Once the Certificate and I-card are issued, the applicant can download themfrom the Portal itself.


  • In case of delay or rejection, the applicant has the options to submit grievances through the Portal.
  • This are forwarded to the concerned person and will be resolved at the earliest.
  • The Issuing authorities through the Dashboard provided to them 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 necessary action from their end.


  • This portal will help a lot of people from the community to come forward and get Transgender Certificate and Identity Cards .

The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 came into effect on 10th January 2020 . 

  • It was is the first concrete step towards ensuring welfare of Transgender persons.
  • It will be strengthened further in the coming days to act as a single point for the community to avail various welfare measures and benefits.


Garima Greh : A Shelter Home for Transgender Persons’ e-inaugurated today in Vadodara, Gujarat .

  • It will be run in association with Lakshya Trust, a Community based organisation entirely run by the Transgenders.
  • The purpose of the Shelter Home is to provide shelter to Transgender persons, with basic amenities like shelter, food, medical care and recreational facilities.

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