National Portal for Transgender Persons

Published on November 27, 2020
Current Context: The ‘National Portal for Transgender Persons’ was launched by Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawarchand Gehlot.
National Portal for Transgender Persons
  • He also launched ‘Garima Greh: A Shelter Home for Transgender Persons’ in Vadodara, Gujarat. 
  • ‘National Portal for Transgender Persons’: This portal will help the transgender to apply for an identity card and a certificate in an online manner. The portal is developed under Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Rules, 2020. The portal will help transgenders to get the identity cards in their self-perceived identity which is an important provision of the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019.
  • ‘Garima Greh: A Shelter Home for Transgender Persons’: It will be managed by Lakshya Trust which is a community based organisation which is run by Transgenders. It will offer shelter facility, food and healthcare facilities to transgender. 


Q.1 Who among the following launched ‘National Portal for Transgender Persons’?
a. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
b. Arjun Munda
c. Smriti Irani
d. Thaawarchand Gehlot

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