Transgenders to be recognised as independent gender category in PAN form

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Published: April 10, 2018 3:42:59 pm

The amendment will now be reflected in Form 49A (PAN application form for Indian citizens) and 49AA (PAN application form for individuals not a citizen of India). (File)

Days after the Centre had assured the Supreme Court to resolve the problems faced by transgenders while linking their 12-digit Aadhaar number to Permanent Account Number (PAN), the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Monday issued notifications to recognise transgenders as Independent gender.

The application form for PAN now has a new tick box for transgenders. The notification, issued under sections 139A and 295 of the Income Tax Act, specifies the new application process for obtaining a PAN number by an individual for easier tax-related transactions.

Now, there will be a separate…

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