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Hyderabad-based IRS officer permitted to change gender, name

Hyderabad-based IRS officer permitted to change gender, name

Telangana: The central government has granted a request of an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) official based in Hyderabad to alter their gender from female to male and change the name from M Anasuya to M Anukathir Surya.

A petition for the change was filed with the Ministry of Finance by M Anukathir Surya, who is currently employed as a Joint Commissioner in the Chief Commissioner's office of the Customs Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT) in Hyderabad. The request was granted by the government, and henceforth would be referred to in all official documents as "Mr. M Anukathir Surya.”

The Indian civil services have never seen a change like this before. Anukathir Surya started with the Central Board of C&IT in Chennai as an Assistant Commissioner. In 2018, he was elevated to the position of Deputy Commissioner,

Anukathir began working for the Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT) in Hyderabad in 2023. He is from Tamil Nadu and graduated from Madras Institute of Technology with a bachelor's degree in electronics and communication.

In 2023, he also earned a Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Law and Cyber Forensics from the National Law Institute University located in Bhopal.

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