S Swapna (India)

The Madras, India high court bench directed the authorities to change the name in a man’s school final marksheet to his present “woman” identity.  Allowing a petition by S Swapna, Justice K K Sasidharan quashed the proceedings of joint director of examinations (personnel) by which hisrequest was turned down on the ground there was no procedure prescribed in relevant rules.

The judge directed the petitioner to file a fresh application and directed the joint director to consider the same and issue marksheets with his new name. His troubles began in 2011 when she became a transgender and changed his name to Swapna from Nazer. Though he got his name changed in the college and degree certificates, his inability to do so in the school certificate cost him a job after he cleared his Group IV examinations for clerical posts in government service in 2012.

HC directs change of name in certificates of transgender – The Times of India.


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