Tarakeshwor to ensure monetary incentive to third-gender people



Kathmandu, June 23: The Tarakeshwor municipality in Kathmandu has decided to provide a monthly incentive of Rs 5,000 per capita to persons belonging to the third-gender community.     

The provision will be coming into effect in the upcoming fiscal year.     

Municipality mayor Krishna Hari Maharjan said the people who are legally recognized as the third gender shall get the monthly allowance as envisaged in the Constitution.     

He shared about the further plans of the local government to implement programmes aiming to build a violence-free society by combating all sorts of violence including gender-based, domestic and women violence. A participatory approach will be prompted in the implementation of such programmes, it is said. (RSS)

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