Axis Bank with 'DilSeOpen' initiative allows same-sex couples to have joint account

Customers with a same-sex partner can now be able to open a joint savings account or a term deposit. The non-binary gender fluid customers will have the option to add 'Mx' as a title in various documents.

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Axis Bank announced a new charter of policies for the LGBTQIA+ community with the 'DilSeOpen' initiative on the third anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision on decriminalising homosexuality. The new policies of Axis Bank aim to incorporate the inclusion, diversity, and equality of all employees and customers under the shade of the organisation. It has become the first bank to announce and practice new policies for its customers and employees from the LBGTQ community. 

Customers with a same-sex partner can now be able to open a joint savings account or a term deposit. The non-binary gender fluid customers will have the option to add 'Mx' as a title in various documents. The policies will come into effect from 20 September across all branches and offices of the bank. 

The bank employees can register their partners for Mediclaim benefits and suit according to their gender representation. It also allows its employees to use the restroom according to their gender identity. Axis bank also refurbished the redressal process for challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ community in the workplace.