🖊 Department of Social Justice & Empowerment launched the “SMILE: Support for Marginalized Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise” scheme on February 12, 2022, in New Delhi.
🖊 SMILE is a Central Sector scheme. It is dubbed as Support for Marginalised Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise. It was launched by Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment
🖊 The scheme comprises of two sub-schemes namely,
Central Sector Scheme for Comprehensive Rehabilitation for Welfare of Transgender Persons.
Central Sector Scheme for Comprehensive Rehabilitation of persons engaged in the act of Begging
🖊 Scholarships for Transgender Students studying in IX and till post-graduation to complete their education.
Skill Development and Livelihood under PM-DAKSH scheme
Composite Medical Health package in convergence with PM-JAY to support Gender-Reaffirmation surgeries through selected hospitals
Shelter Homes ‘Garima Greh’, where all the basis facilities (food, clothing, medical support) recreational facilities and skill development opportunities, will be provided.
Transgender Protection Cell will be set up in each state for monitoring cases of offences and ensuring timely registration, investigation and prosecution.
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