For the first time since the establishment of the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation, the proposal to allocate budget for the welfare of transgenders in the city was proposed by Netra Ashish Shirke at the special NMMC general body meeting to deliberate on the budget for 2019-20 on March 7.

The mayor of Navi Mumbai, Shri Jaywant Sutar, appreciating the proposal, got it approved by the general body unanimously, and called upon the municipal commissioner, Dr. N. Ramaswami, to take necessary action for implementing the said proposal.