As the first state to unveil Transgender policy, Kerala has launched several noble initiatives to encourage inclusivity of transgender community. The Transgender policy has been framed by State Govt. upholding the rights for recognition to a person‘s self-identified gender as either male, female or transgender. Transgender people often experience Gender diversity which involves a conflict between a person’s physical or assigned gender and the gender with which he/she/they identify.
As an alternative to solve this gender diversity the transgender persons resort to Sex Reassignment Surgery (SRS). Transgenders who have undergone sex reassignment surgery have to continue proper medication throughout the recovery period. Socially and economically backward TG community struggle to meet the day to day expenses incurred during the recovery period. Hence, it is essential to provide financial assistance during the course of the recovery which involves counselling, treatment, food and other expenses. An amount of Rs. 3000/- will be provided as financial assistance by Social Justice Department over a period of 12 months from the date of SRS.
- The applicants must possess Transgender Identity cards.
- Address proof (Aadhar, Voters ID).
- Medical Report regarding the SRS and declaration from the concerned Doctor.
- Age limit must be between 18 to 40 years.
- Bank account details with IFSC code.
- Self-declaration statement (as included in the application form)
How to apply:-
The duly filled application forms along with necessary supporting documents have to be submitted directly to the Director, Social Justice Department.