India, Oct. 6 -- The Odisha government has issued an equal opportunity policy for transgenders which will result in the appointment of a complaint officer for redressal of their grievances within 15 days of lodging a complaint.

The police issued by department of social security and empowerment of persons with disabilities, the nodal department for transgenders in the state, also mandates the head of department to act on the enquiry report submitted by the complaint officer within 15 days of its submission.

"The policy would strive to ensure that no opportunity is denied to transgender persons merely on ground of sexual orientation. Transgender persons would not be discriminated in terms of any position, training, promotion, transfer pos...