Odisha’s first transgender govt gazetted officer announced plans to marry

Emboldened by the Supreme Court’s verdict decriminalising  homosexuality, the first transgender State cadre civil servant of Odisha has announced plans to marry her live-in partner.

Aishwarya Rutuparna Pradhan, 34, an officer of the Odisha Finance Service (OFS), had volunteered to be recognised as belonging to the third gender, after the Supreme Court recognised transgenders as the third gender in 2014.

The government had to issue a gazette notification to change her identity from male to third gender.Making no secret of her personal life, Ms. Pradhan said her two-year-old live-in relationship would now culminate in marriage.
 
Aishwarya studied journalism at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Dhenkanal, but did not pursue journalism as a career.She cleared the Odisha Civil Services examination in 2010.

Odisha’s first transgender govt gazetted officer announced plans to marry


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