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Today Tnpsc Group1 mains challenge-THIRD GENDER WELFARE 2018-19
THIRD GENDER WELFARE
The State Government has been
consistently working towards the welfare of the
Third Gender in order to mainstream this
marginalized community with the society.
The Government has constituted a Welfare
Board for Third Gender to redress their
grievances, provide livelihood opportunities,
educational assistance and social security
through which the Third Gender are given an
identity in the society. The Tamil Nadu Third
Gender Welfare Board consists of 11 Official
Members including the Hon’ble Minister for
Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Programme as its Chairperson and 12 Non-Official Members
So far, 5,200 Identity Cards have been
issued to Third Gender. To empower the Third
Gender economically, Third Gender Self Help
Groups and individual Third Gender have been
provided financial assistance for
start-up businesses like setting provision stores, rearing of milch animals, canteens, production
units of soap, napkin, milk products, plying
passenger autos, load autos and business activities related to cloth, coir, rice etc.
Upto 2017-2018, the Government have provided
subsidy of `2.05 crore for starting their own
business benefiting nearly 1,175 Third Gender.
The Government provides monthly pension
of `1,000 to the destitute Third Genders above
the age of 40 years. Every year 1,000 Third
Gender are being benefited under this scheme.
Documents like Birth Certificate,
Educational Certificate, Community Certificate
and other essential identity cards like Ration
Card, Voter Identity Card etc. and housing
facilities are provided through convergence with
A sum of `220.00 lakh has been provided
in the Budget Estimate 2018-2019.