AGARTALA, July 28 - The Tripura Government today announced an allowance of Rs 500 per month for the transgenders in the State.
Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said that the decision to provide allowance to each transgender person was taken in the meeting of the Council of Ministers.
He said that the Council of Ministers today also approved introduction of three new pension schemes for leprosy and AIDS patients and female domestic workers.
�While the female domestic workers will be paid a monthly pension of Rs 350, other categories will be paid Rs 500 per month�, Sarkar said.
A monthly pension of Rs 500 for Anganwadi workers and Rs 350 for Anganwadi helpers after their retirement at the age of 60 will also be paid. � PTI