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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 (Third Gender).

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 other departments.

A sum of `220.00 lakh has been provided in the Budget Estimate 2018-2019.