Department of Women & Child Development and Social Welfare, Govt. of West Bengal has constituted West Bengal Transgender Development Board for the transgender communityin July 2015 to address their issues and also to extend benefits of all developmental schemes to them. The Cabinet approval was obtained on 18th March 2015 for constitution of West Bengal Transgender Development Boardand WBTGDB was notified vide notification No. 1726 I SW I 4S - 54 I MOS/ WCDSW / 14, dated 17.04.2015.
The Vice Chairperson of the Board is a Transwoman. The Board consists of three Transwomen, one Transmanand one Hijraas their non-official members.
The Department had taken special initiatives to upgrade status of the highly marginalized and vulnerable transgender who are lagging behind on human development indices mainly in the areas of education and employment. The future plan includes rehabilitation and welfare of the transgender community, and sensitization and awareness programmes involving all stakeholders, including the police, to tackle the community’s medical problems, educational facilities and security challenges.
For the above purpose, a State Coordination Committee (SCC)of West Bengal Transgender Development Board has been formed to coordinate the activities of WBTGDB with different Departments of the Government. State Coordination Committee was notified vide notification No. 1726 I SW I 4S - 54 I MOS/ WCDSW / 14, dated 17.04.2015.
The Coordination Committee will be formed as detailed below
Nodal Officers have been nominated from each Department for initiating necessary interventions. This Committee ensures preparation of time bound action plans by all concerned Departments,monitors their implementation status and suggest measures for removing bottlenecks, if any, encountered during their representation.
Child Development and Women Development & Social Welfare Department has been awarded with ‘Skoch Smart Governance Award’ under ‘SOCIAL (MINORITIES INCLUDING SEXUAL MINORITIES)’ category for West Bengal Transgender Development Board on September 2015.
|Sl No.||Name||Designation||Contact No.||Email address|
|1.||Dr. Shashi Panja, HMOS (IC)||W & CD & SW Department|
|2.||Dr.Manabi Bandhyopadhyay||Vice Chairpersonemail@example.com|
|4.||Bipul Kumar Biswas
West Bengal Women Development Undertaking
|(033) 2359 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|8.||Anindya Dutta||Member||9874852857, email@example.com|
|11.||Anjoli Mondal||Member||278576422, 9163082194|
|13.||Ranjita Sinhafirstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com|
|Date||Activities & Events||View Details|
|29.04.2017||Training on Sensitisation of Government and key Stakeholders on issue affecting Transgender/Hijra HIV and human rights By ATHB, Network, at Academy of Fine Arts on 29th April 2017.|
|20.04.2017||The 4th Meeting of State Coordination Committee of West Bengal Transgender Development Board.|
|24.03.2017||Social Awareness Advertising Award Contest in ‘Cinematheque 2017’ on the theme Transgender.|
|05.01.2017||The 5thMeeting of West Bengal Transgender Development Board was held on 5th January 2017 at Conference Hall of DWCD& SW at 10th Floor, BikashBhavan.|
|05.01.2017||The 3rdMeeting of State Coordination Committee of West Bengal Transgender Development Board was held on 5thJanuary2017 at Conference Hall of DWCD& SW at 10th Floor, BikashBhavan at 4pm.|
West Bengal Trangender Development Board
Address : Jalasampad Bhavan , Ground Floor, Sector - I, Salt lake
Pin Code : 700091
CONTACT NO: (033) 2321 5833