Kerala Sabhalam Scheme 2023 application form is available to download in PDF format at sjd.kerala.gov.in through online mode. In this scheme of Social Justice Department, the Kerala govt. is going to provide financial assistance to Transgender students pursuing Degree/Diploma level professional courses. The state cabinet has given approval for Sabhalam Scheme aiming at the welfare of transgender students. In this article, we will tell you about how transgenders can apply online for this scheme, eligibility criteria and complete details.
What is Kerala Sabhalam Scheme 2023
The Department of Social Justice under Government of Kerala is the frontrunner in implementing various social welfare schemes and programmes for the upliftment of marginalized population. The Transgender community faces severe problems such as discrimination as well as infringement of rights and it is the responsibility of the Department to provide special privilege to such target groups, bring them to the mainstream of the society by ensuring social rehabilitation.
Due to lack of proper education and social stigma in society the Transgender community is also subjected to severe unemployment. Social Justice Department has rolled out an innovative scheme called “Sabhalam” that provides financial assistance to Transgender students pursuing Degree/Diploma level professional courses. This scheme would provide an opening to Transgender students who possess high technical/professional competence.
Those students who have qualified for such professional courses and suffer from financial constraints can continue their education uninterrupted which in turn would increase their employment opportunities and help them to secure a good job and thereby lead a quality life. In this article, we will tell you about how to apply for Sabhalam Scheme, eligibility criteria, govt. orders and complete details.
Download Kerala Sabhalam Scheme Application Form PDF
Below is complete process of how to download Kerala Sabhalam Scheme 2023 Application Form in PDF format through online mode:-
Step 1: Firstly visit the official Kerala Social Justice Department website at http://sjd.kerala.gov.in/
Step 2: On homepage, click at the “Schemes” tab present in the main menu or directly click http://sjd.kerala.gov.in/schemes.php
Step 3: At the opened page, click at the “Sabhalam Scheme for Transgender Students Pursuing Professional Courses” link present at 54th number in the list of schemes.
Step 4: On opened scheme page, go to “Documents” section and click at “Application Forms – Sabhalam Scheme Application Form” link as shown below or directly click http://sjd.kerala.gov.in/DOCUMENTS/Downloadables/Application%20Forms/31398.pdf
Step 5: The Kerala Sabhalam Scheme application form PDF will open as shown below:-
Step 6: All the interested applicants can download this Sabhalam Scheme Form 2023 in PDF format. After downloading, applicants will have to enter necessary details accurately in the form and submit it to the concerned authorities.
Eligibility Criteria for Kerala Sabhalam Scheme 2023
Only those applicants who fulfills the eligibility criteria mentioned below will become eligible for Kerala Sabhalam Scheme for Transgender Students pursuing professional courses:-
- Students who have completed 18 years must submit a copy of Transgender ID card.
- Those who are below 18 years must submit a self-declaration statement duly certified by the Head of Institution/Parent.
- A maximum amount of Rs. 1 lakh per year will be provided as financial assistance for eligible students.
- Students who have secured admission in merit seats in Government, Aided/Self-financing colleges are eligible under this scheme.
- Students who secure admission for courses MBBS, B.VSc, BSc Agriculture in Government colleges are eligible.
- Students pursuing Diploma level government accredited courses are also eligible.
The Sabhalam Scheme for Transgender Students will be implemented in the Kerala state as mentioned in government order.
Instructions for Sabhalam Scheme for Transgender Students
- The Application forms have to be filled completely. Incomplete applications will be rejected.
- The duly filled applications along with supporting documents have to be submitted to the concerned District Social Justice Officers.
Here is the direct link to download Kerala government order for Scheme for Transgender Students pursuing Professional Courses – http://sjd.kerala.gov.in/DOCUMENTS/Order_new/GOs/31400.pdf. All the interested students must check the Sabhalam scheme related govt. order which will help in better understanding of the implementation of the scheme.
Kerala Sabhalam Scheme List
Here is the direct link to check the name in the Kerala Sabhalam Yojana List of Transgender Students pursuing professional courses. The beneficiary transgender students can click at http://sjd.kerala.gov.in/scheme-info.php?scheme_id=MTcxc1Y4dXFSI3Z5. At this page, go to the “Target Group” section and click at the “Beneficiary Details” link in front of Transgenders. In the new window, the Kerala Sabhalam Scheme List of TG Students pursuing professional courses will appear as shown below:-
All those candidates who want to check their name in the opened list can even select the financial year and district name to narrow search in Sabhalam initiative for district wise list of beneficiaries.
For more details, visit the official website of Social Justice Department of Kerala at http://sjd.kerala.gov.in