Mumbai, Aug. 14 -- The Bombay high court (HC) on Tuesday disposed of a petition filed by an employee of Airports Authority of India (AAI), who had sought a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the government body to recognise a change in gender.

The HC's decision came after AAI informed the bench that the employee had been regularised in its records as a female.

The petitioner, Myra Grace Bandikalla - who earlier went by the first name Swaroop - had approached the HC last year, after AAI was reluctant to allow the employee to undergo a gender change surgery.

Bandikalla's advocates, Zaid Ansari and Pranali Wankar, said Bandikalla identified as a transgender and wished to become a female.

In July 2018, the HC passed an interim order, direc...