Financial assistance to Transgenders for self-employment

Transgender persons face social discrimination and seclusion in all walks of life including household, school, work and public accommodations. The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in 2014 passed a landmark ruling upholding the rights of equality and equal protection for transgender community. 

Under ‘Mazhavillu’ umbrella scheme, Social Justice Department has launched several key initiatives for ensuring inclusivity of the Transgender community. Even though the Transgenders are slowly making their presence felt across several sectors, for most of them finding employment still continues to be a struggle. Hence the ultimate goal of the Department is to give special privilege to such target population so that they can be socially rehabilitated.

Since such marginalized groups are socially isolated, economically and educationally deprived and face severe unemployment the Department has formulated an innovative scheme which provides financial assistance to Transgenders for earning a livelihood through self-employment.  The maximum amount of financial assistance under this scheme is Rs 50,000/-


  • The applicant must possess Transgender Identity card.

  • Address proof (Aadhar, Voters ID, etc).

  • Applicant must be literate (able to read & write).

  • Age limit must be between 18 to 55 years.

  • Bank account details with IFSC code.

How to apply:-

The duly filled application form along with necessary supporting documents and detailed project proposal has to be submitted to Director, Social Justice Department.

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Application Forms Financial assistance to Transgenders for self-employment