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Transgenders to get Rs 1,000 monthly pension

In yet another move to help transgenders and bring them into the social mainstream, chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday announced a monthly pension of 1,000 for those above 40 years and living in abject poverty. The state government has allotted 1.17 crore for the scheme.\n

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12th August 2012 09:57

Alessia Valenza

According to the proposed "Pension Scheme for Destitute Transgender", impoverished members of the community aged over 40 will be eligible for a monthly dole of 1,000. She said the scheme was aimed improve their social and financial status.