After Sex-Change, IRS Officer’s Gender, Name Changed In Official Records

New Delhi: The Ministry of Finance of the Central Government has accepted the request of a senior Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officer to change her name and gender in all official records. It is the first of its kind decision taken in the Indian civil services.

As per the recent decision, 35-year-old M Anusuya, posted as Joint Commissioner in the office of the Chief Commissioner (Authorised Representative) of the Customs Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT), in Hyderabad will have her name changed to M Anukathir Surya. Her gender will also be changed from female to male.

A copy of the order with the NDTV, read, “The request of Ms M Anusuya has been considered. Henceforth, the officer will be recognised as ‘Mr M Anukathir Surya’ in all official records.”

According to his LinkedIn in profile, Mr Surya started his career as an assistant commissioner in Chennai In December 2013 and was promoted to the Deputy Commissioner rank in 2018. He was posted in Hyderabad in 2023.

He holds a BTech degree from the Madras Institute of Technology in Chennai. He also has a PG Diploma in Cyber Law and Cyber Forensics from the National Law Institute University in Bhopal.

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