Noor Shekhawat makes history as Rajasthan's first Transgender recipient of Jan Aadhaar Card

Noor Shekhawat makes history as Rajasthan's first Transgender recipient of Jan Aadhaar Card

She will now be able to access government scheme benefits

 
Noor Shekhawat

A public Aadhaar card was issued in Rajasthan, sparking widespread discussions. This particular Aadhaar card belongs to Noor Shekhawat, a transgender individual. Notably, Noor Shekhawat has achieved the distinction of becoming the first transgender person in Rajasthan to have a Jan Aadhaar card created. This significant development enables Noor to avail the complete range of benefits offered by government schemes.

Due to his name still being associated with his family, Noor was unable to access any of the available facilities. She had been attempting to obtain her Jan Aadhaar card for several days, facing numerous hurdles in the process. Despite making multiple visits to Emitra, her efforts were unsuccessful. These challenges underscore the difficulties she had to contend with in order to achieve this milestone.

The initiation for creating this card came from Sitaram Swaroop, the Joint Director of Rajasthan Janadhar Authority. Swaroop explained that the Jan Aadhaar card is typically generated in the name of the head of the family, usually the woman. However, in households where the head woman is below 18 years of age, the card is issued in the name of the man. Up until now, no transgender individual had expressed the intention to acquire a Jan Aadhaar card. When Noor took the proactive step, their card was successfully processed. Noor had initially received inaccurate information, but now the correct Jan Aadhaar card has been issued to them.

Noor Shekhawat explained, "Initially, my name was associated with my family on the Jan Aadhaar card. However, now that I've established my independence, I visited the e-mitra center to initiate the process of obtaining a Jan Aadhaar card reflecting my updated status. While I may not be eligible for the role of Mukhiya, I was determined to proceed with the card application. Subsequently, I visited Yojna Bhawan, where I had the privilege of meeting Sitaram Swaroop, the Joint Director of Rajasthan Janadhar Authority. With his intervention, the term 'transgender' was appropriately included in my Aadhaar card. This has consequently granted me the distinction of being Rajasthan's first transgender Mukhiya. In a recent development, I have also enrolled at Rajasthan University to pursue my education."

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