The Odisha Government in the third week of September 2015 decided to implement five sub-schemes introduced by the central government for empowerment of transgenders.
The state government’s newly created Department of Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD) will implement the sub-schemes.
The department has also prepared a proposal for recognition of transgenders. Upon recognition, the department will provide them with certificates as third gender. Also, parents of every transgender will get financial assistance of 1000 rupees.
Under pre-matric scholarship, the transgender day scholar will get 150 rupees and the hostelers will get 350 rupees for 10 months. Similarly, the transgender students will get monthly post-matric scholarship of 550 rupees, and the hostelers will get 1200 rupees for 10 months.
In addition, 15000 rupees per transgender trainee will be given for 200 hours for their skill development course. One batch will consist of 30 trainees. The stipend will be 1000 rupees per month for the trainee.
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Who: Odisha Government