Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment chairs meeting of National Council for Transgender Persons

Posted On: 19 FEB 2024 9:41PM by PIB Delhi

The National Council for Transgender Persons (NCTP) convened its pivotal meeting under the Chairmanship of Shri Saurabh Garg, Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment today at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre (DAIC).

The primary agenda of the gathering was to confront the challenges faced by transgender individuals, encompassing issues concerning: Education, Life with dignity, Health support, Opportunities for livelihood and Skill Enhancement. Specific concerns raised included the necessity for unisex toilets, establishment of shelter homes, distribution of Ayushman Cards, and provision of GarimaGreh. In response, the Ministry emphasized its commitment to addressing these issues, demonstrating a proactive approach towards enhancing the well-being and recognition of transgender individuals.

The discussion was then on the transgender portal, envisioned as a centralized platform to streamline access to resources and support services, thereby facilitating ease of navigation for transgender individuals across various aspects of their lives. As discussions progressed, it became evident that concerted efforts are required to overcome the barriers hindering the full realization of rights and opportunities for transgender individuals. The Ministry reiterated its dedication to ensuring the equitable inclusion and empowerment of the transgender community, emphasizing the importance of ongoing collaboration and dialogue.



The meeting witnessed the active participation of senior officials from various Ministries/ Dept/ States, alongside esteemed members of the transgender community. Their insights and perspectives enriched the discourse on matters of critical importance, highlighting the urgency of addressing the systemic challenges faced by the transgender population.



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