Chandigarh-Social Security, Women and Child Development and Social Justice, Empowerment and Minority Minister Dr. Baljit Kaur held a gathering with the officers of the division at her workplace in Civil Secretariat to formulate insurance policies for the welfare of transgender individuals.
During this assembly, Special Chief Secretary Social Security, Women and Child Development Mrs. Raji P. Srivastava, Additional Chief Secretary Social Justice, Empowerment and Minorities Mr. D.K Tiwari, Director of Social Security, Women and Child Development Dr. Shena Aggarwal, Special Secretary Mrs. Vimmi Bhullar, Director-cum-Joint Secretary, Department of Social Justice, Empowerment and Minorities Mr. Raj Bahadur Singh and Deputy Director of Social Security, Women and Child Development Amarjit Singh Bhullar engaged in an in depth dialogue concerning the formulation of insurance policies for the welfare of transgender individuals.
The Cabinet Minister mentioned that the intention of those insurance policies is to create an atmosphere of respect, dignity and assist for transgender individuals. She mentioned that insurance policies might be formulated by the Punjab Government to stop discrimination towards these people and to determine an equitable and supportive atmosphere for the transgender group. She talked about that efforts are being made by the Punjab Government, led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann, to enhance the lives of transgender folks.
Dr. Baljit Kaur directed the officers to conduct inter-deparmental conferences with the Health Department, Home Department, Finance Department and NGOs to formulate insurance policies for the welfare of transgender individuals.