There Is No Restriction On Giving Pilot License To Transgender People Dgca Clarified – Dgca: There is no restriction on giving pilot license to transgender people, DGCA clarified
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The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Wednesday clarified in the case of India’s first transgender pilot Adam Hillary, saying that there is no restriction on giving pilot’s license to transgender people. DGCA had disqualified Hillary on medical grounds.
DGCA has issued a statement signed by Group Captain YS Dahiya, Directorate General of Medical Services. The DGCA has never denied Hillary a commercial pilot’s license, the statement said. There is no restriction for transgender people to obtain licences. It is necessary that he/she fulfills other criteria like age, education and medical conditions under the Aviation Rules, 1937. Medical fitness is very important for getting a license.
According to the statement, it is necessary to have a medical evaluation in respect of the transgender person. Also the use of hormone therapy is not a disqualification if there are no adverse effects. According to the DGCA, world-class guidelines regarding medical treatment were followed in Hillary’s case.