What is the state of Kerala doing for transgender persons?

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Both Cochin and Trivandrum have welfare boards since 2017. They also included trans men, but their schemes are still in their initial phases. The state of Kerala also formed a state Transgender Cell for skilling and training; issues ID cards by a committee headed by the District Collector. This committee includes members from the community, The District Health Officer, the Joint/ Assistant Director Social Welfare, a representative from an NGO and a psychiatrist. Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) authorities came forward offering jobs to transgender persons in housekeeping, customer care and crowd management sections 

They also offer scholarships for school and higher education. The University of Kerala has a trans policy which prohibits and safeguards against ragging and discrimination. It also offers special facilities, awareness programmes and barrier-free access to education. Teachers have been trained and sensitised in 2467 schools 

Kerala also offers pension for trans individuals above the age of 60.