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The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has formulated a National level umbrella scheme namely “SMILE - Support for Marginalized Individuals for Livelihood and Enterprise”, which includes two sub-schemes - ‘Comprehensive Rehabilitation for Welfare of Transgender Persons’ and ‘Comprehensive Rehabilitation of persons engaged in the act of Begging’. This umbrella scheme would cover several comprehensive measures including welfare measures for both transgender persons and persons who are engaged in the act of begging with focus extensively on rehabilitation, provision of medical facilities, counseling, education, skill development, economic linkages etc with the support of State Governments/UTs/Local Urban Bodies, Voluntary Organizations, Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and institutions and others.



Comprehensive Rehabilitation for Welfare of Transgender Persons

TG Certificate & ID Card

Other Welfare Measures

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Skill Training

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Composite Medical Health

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Garima Greh: Shelter Homes

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Recognition & Appreciation

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TG Certificate and ID Card Received

Pending Application (TG Certificate and ID Card)

State wise Application Count for TG Certificate and ID Card
*It is mandatory for the district authorities to issue transgender certificates & ID cards within 30 days of Receiving the Application.

Geotagged Garima Greh

Garima Greh’s have been geotagged for the convenience of transgender community to easily locate the shelter homes across the Country. By clicking on the Garima Greh on the map, the exact location of the shelter home can be accessed. Any transgender person holding a TG certificate & ID card from the National Portal for Transgender person can visit the shelter home for their holistic development.


Number of Certificate Issued


Number of Identity Card Issued


Number of State/UT Participated

Messages for the Abhiyaan

Some words about the Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan


Through SMILE scheme, the Ministry aims to eradicate the differential treatment prevelant in the society towards transgender persons and persons involved in the act of beggary. The welfare measures have been tailor made keeping in view the varied needs of the community to achieve social justice & to ensure their rights are safeguarded.


Shri. Saurabh Garg

Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India

The SMILE scheme intends to mainstream the transgender persons & persons involved in the act of beggary by creating an enabling environment for their holistic development. Keeping in view their psycho-social, socio-economic and health issues, it is paramount that the stakeholders converge their efforts to generate awareness among the masses to build an inclusive society.


Smt. Radhika Chakravarthy

Joint Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India