Kerala to introduce transgender option in PSC forms

By creating a milestone in the transgender policy, Kerala is set with its proposed plan to introduce the third gender option on application forms for public service commission jobs.

While replying to a calling attention notice on the necessity to enact a law to solve the difficulties being faced by the transgenders in Kerala,the state Health and social justice minister K K Shailaja announced the innovative Government policy.Also the process has been initiated to open exclusive TG clinics in all district hospitals and facility for sex-change surgery in state-run medical colleges.

Another major initiative was to provide identity cards to all transgenders in the state.A scheme to provide continuing education to transgender dropouts has also been started.As part of skill development, five transgenders in a district would be given driving lessons,added Minister.