Transgender as third gender in Railway ticket forms

Q.  Indian Railways have included which gender in ticket reservation and cancellation forms?
- Published on 28 Nov 16

a. Male
b. Female
c. Transgender/Third gender
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Transgender/Third gender
Transgender as third gender in Railway ticket formsIndian Railways and IRCTC have included transgender as the third gender in the option alongside male and female in ticket reservation and cancellation forms .

Decisions taken on a representation made by a lawyer will include the facilities for reservations and cancellations online as well as offline.

The ministry in its circular referred to the direction of the apex court of April 2014, which had said that hijras, eunuchs, apart from binary gender, be treated as third gender for protecting their rights.

"It has, therefore, been decided to include the third gender/transgender option alongside male/female in reservation /cancellation requisition form. This information will be captured by the system and tickets to transgender will be issued on full fare," the circular stated.

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