Members of the transgender community in Srikakulam district have now been issued government identity cards. The cards — prepared as per the instructions of the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment — were distributed by collector J Nivas at a function held at his office on Wednesday, March 24, reported The New Indian Express.
As per J Nivas, the transgender community in Srikakulam is being issued ID cards to help them get benefits of various government schemes. They would also be allotted housing sites.
The community was directed by the collector to go to the nearest village secretariat to get details of the welfare schemes. The members were assisted by Bejjipuram Youth Club to register their details online.
The president of the club, M Prasadarao, said 93 people from the community in the district had been getting pensions as part of a government scheme.