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Govt. of West Bengal

Department of Women & Child Development and Social Welfare

About West Bengal Trangender Development Board


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.

Background

The Board has started functioning since its first meeting held on 10th July 2015 at Nabanna. The Board comprises of following members:

  1. Chairperson –HMOS Department of Women & CD and SW, Govt. of West Bengal
  2. Member Secretary - Department of Women & CD and SW & Joint Secretary, CD & WD & SW Department& Nodal Officer, State Resource Centre for Women
  3. Member - Director of Social Welfare Development
  4. Member - Chairperson, West Bengal Women Development Undertaking
  5. Member - Law Officer attached to the WD and SW Department
  6. Member - A distinguished Scholar working for the Transgender Community
  7. Member - CBO represented by the Chief Functionary working for the Transgender Community
  8. Member - Social worker or activist working for the Transgender Community
  9. Member - An activist from FtM Transgender Community
  10. Member - An activist from Hizra Community
  11. To xiii) Members - Three Activists from Transgender Community at least one of them to be MtF Transgender.

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

  1. Minister in charge of the W & CD & SW Department - Chairperson
  2. Secretary holding charge of W & CD & SW Department- Executive Chairperson
  3. Secretary, Health & Family Welfare Department - Member
  4. Secretary, School Education Department - Member
  5. Secretary, Backward Classes Welfare Department - Member
  6. Secretary, Technical Education & Training Department - Member
  7. Secretary, Law Department - Member
  8. Commissioner of Police, Kolkata Police - Member
  9. DIG, CID, West Bengal Police - Member
  10. Secretary, State Legal Services Authority - Member
  11. Chairperson, West Bengal Women Commission - Member
  12. Chairperson, West Bengal SCPCR - Member
  13. Member Secretary, SCPS - Member
  14. Member Secretary, WB TG Development Board -Member– Secretary
  15. All the Non Official members of WB TG Development Board - Members

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.

  • A Grievance Redressal Sub Committee has been formed by three transgender members of WBTGDB to address and handle the grievance received.A separate email id has been notified for this grievance redressal cell.
  • A brochure has been prepared for mass awareness. Sensitization has been initiated by playing jingles in FM radio channels for mass awareness.
  • The Department has recently requested the Commissioner of Kolkata Police to empower the community by recruiting transgender into the Civic Police Volunteer Force (CPVC). The process of recruitment has already been initiated.
Achivement

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.

Photo Gallery

Organogram of Trangender Development Board

Key Personnel

Sl No. Name Designation Contact No. Email address
1. Dr. Shashi Panja, HMOS (IC) W & CD & SW Department
2. Dr.Manabi Bandhyopadhyay Vice Chairperson 9433276536 drmanabibandyopadhyay@gmail.com
3. Misra, IFS Member
4. Bipul Kumar Biswas
WBCS (Exe.)
Member Secretary
West Bengal Women Development Undertaking
(033) 2359 2256 wbtgdb@gmail.com
5. Abhisek Guha Member
6. Leena Gangopadhyay Member 9830947247 leenagangopadhyay.lg@gmail.com
7. Churni Gangopadhyay Member 9830919669 churni.ganguly@gmail.com
8. Anindya Dutta Member 9874852857, 8906571745 anindya6968@yahoo.com
9. Sutanuka Bhattacharya Member 9674323081 catchmesutanuka@gmail.com
10. Neel Member 9804244084 schickneelemail@gmail.com
11. Anjoli Mondal Member 278576422, 9163082194
12. Aparna Banerjee Member 9874871578,9038018441 aparna_tg@yahoo.in
13. Ranjita Sinha 9830027185 ranjitsinha71@yahoo.com, athb.bengal@yahoo.com

Our Events

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.

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West Bengal Trangender Development Board

Address : Jalasampad Bhavan , Ground Floor, Sector - I, Salt lake

Pin Code : 700091

CONTACT NO: (033) 2321 5833