National Portal inaugurated for issuance of ID card, certificate for Transgender Persons

27th November

National Portal inaugurated for issuance of ID card, certificate for Transgender Persons

The national portal aims to encourage people from the trans community to come forward and get Transgender Certificate and identity cards as per their self-perceived identity.The Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot virtually inaugurated a national portal for Transgender Persons and Garima Greh, a shelter home for Transgender Persons on November 25, 2020.

The national portal aims to encourage people from the trans community to come forward and get a Transgender Certificate and identity cards as per their self-perceived identity, which is an important provision under the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019.
Objective
The transgender persons will be able to use the national portal to apply for a certificate and identity card online. All the applicants will be able to get their I-cards without any physical interface and without having to visit any office.
Key Highlights
•The issuing authorities have been put under strict timelines to process the applications and issue certificates and identity cards without any unnecessary delays.

•The applicant can download the certificate and I-card from the portal itself after they are issued. •In case of any delay or rejection, the applicants can submit their grievances through the portal itself, which will be forwarded to the person concerned and resolved at the earliest.

•The issuing authorities can view the number of applications received, approved and the ones that are pending or put on hold through the dashboard provided to them. This will enable them to take the required action from their end.