Axis Bank: New Policies for LGBTQIA+ community

Axis Bank introduced the new policies under their initiative of “DilSeOpen” to celebrate the third anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision on decriminalizing homosexuality. The bank’s customers will now be able to open a joint savings account or a term deposit with their same-sex partner, and the non-binary, gender fluid customers will have the option to add ‘Mx’ as a title in various documents. Under this policy, the bank employees can list their partners for Mediclaim benefits and dress according to their gender expression. The bank allows its employees to use the restroom by their gender identity, along with the installation of all-gender restrooms in their larger office spaces under the tag #ComeAsYouAre
“At Axis, we aim to respect and realize the importance of varied life journeys and distinctive identities that extend beyond the paradigms of gender. Our focus is on diversity, inclusion, and equity. We believe that the policies will foster a culture of innovation and leverage the multiple talent pools that exist in our rich demography,” said Rajesh Dahiya, Executive Director, Axis Bank, in a press release.
The new policies will come into effect from 20 September across all the branches and offices. The bank claims that they want to embracing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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