Mamata guarantees proportion card to Transgender people group, Bengal free apportion plan to cover them till June 2021
In what can be named as a move "long past due" however in the correct course towards an equivalent society, West Bengal Government has chosen Transgender people group will be given apportion card soon with the goal that they can exploit social plans. In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the state legislature of Mamata Banerjee has anyway reported free apportion to individuals from transsexual network till June 2021 under similar PDS plot that covers 7 crore recipients with 5kg rice/wheat in Bengal. For now without an apportion card, the state has chosen to give tokens, the procedure of which has just begun to help the individuals from Transgender people group who have been gravely hit since lockdown because of the flare-up of coronavirus.
"We have framed uncommon sheets for transsexual and diminutive people to make our general public more comprehensive. We will give proportion card to transsexual individuals yet for the present, they will be given a transitory slip. They will get free apportion until June 2021. Indeed, even whores are dealt with. Police have arrived at food to them, I myself have sent proportion to them," said Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal Chief Minister.
Ranjita Sinha, Member of West Bengal Government Transgender Board and relationship of Transgender/Hijra people group has invited the move however trusts more is never really equivalent rights to the individuals from her locale as had been coordinated by SC in its milestone judgment in 2014. The Supreme Court had announced transsexual individuals to be a piece of 'Third Gender', qualified for major rights and self-distinguishing proof.
"A significant number of us have Aadhaar cards and PAN cards yet there are a lot more who need fundamental record and character verification. On the off chance that they get proportion cards, at that point it will be a major assurance supporter and furthermore help them to get their character cards later on. A large number of them are in trouble and accordingly free apportion is consistently an invite move" said Sinha.
West Bengal is the first state in Quite a while to have established the Transgender government assistance and advancement board which includes individuals from the network and furthermore senior Police officials to shield the network individuals from misuse. Transsexual individuals are to a great extent part of the environment of casual work, many are into prostitution and had been vigorously affected because of the lockdown. "We are attempting to show others how its done. We have fabricated a Transgender well disposed latrine at the workplace premises which houses the Transgender government assistance and advancement board. Others can likewise change their standpoint consolidate climate and be all the more obliging towards them. We are moving in the direction of changing open standpoint with the goal that individuals from the network get their due regard" said Dr Shashi Panja, Minister of State For Women and Child Development and Social Welfare Department.