AP Cabinet approves pension for state's transgenders

ANI | Updated: Dec 17, 2017 00:32 IST

Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh), Dec 17 (ANI): The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet on Saturday approved a scheme to provide a pension of Rs 1500 to transgenders above 18 years of age in the state.

"It has been indentified that there are 26,000 eligible transgenders in the state and Cabinet nodded to pay pensions to them," reads an official statement.

Under this scheme the transgenders will be provided ration cards, plots and scholarships, also skill development for financial stability.

Last month, chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu announced pension scheme for the transgender community in the state.

After Kerala and Odisha, Andhra Pradesh becomes the next state to sanction pension scheme for the transgender community. (ANI)

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