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National Portal For Transgender Persons Launched

  • IASbaba
  • November 27, 2020
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National Portal For Transgender Persons Launched

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I – Society & GS-II – Policies and interventions 

In news

  •  ‘National Portal for Transgender Persons’ was recently launched.
  • Launched by: Ministry for Social Justice & Empowerment

Key takeaways

  • National Portal for Transgender Persons was developed after the Notification of Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Rules, 2020 was released.
  • 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.

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