RBI empowers third gender

Published on April 24, 2015 20:38:38 PM
The Reserve Bank on Friday directed banks to introduce a column for 'third gender’ in their forms and applications.

"Banks are directed to include 'third gender' in all forms/applications etc. Prescribed by the Reserve Bank or the banks themselves, wherein any gender classification is envisaged," RBI said in a notification.

As per a judgment passed on April 14, 2014, the Supreme Court had upheld transgender persons' right to decide their self- identified gender and directed the centre and state governments to give legal recognition to their gender identity such as male, female or as third gender.