The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has now made the Aadhaar number or the number of any other valid identity card compulsory for filling up the forms for class 10 and 12 exams from the year 2018. It has been done following the embarrassment which the Board had to face due to the age-forgery by this years’ deposed class 12 (arts) topper Ganesh Kumar.
As per an HT report, from the year 2019, Aadhaar number will be required for all examinations conducted by it and alternative identity cards will become inadmissible, according to BSEB chairman Anand Kishore. The number will be mentioned on the admit card of candidates to prevent any Ganesh-type recurrence.
“It will do away with spelling mistakes in names and age,” Kishore added.
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Aadhaar has already been made mandatory by the CBSE and UGC for various important examinations and for all state board. The CBSE has already made it compulsory for all students taking JEE (Mains) and NEET exams.
The process of linking midday meal distribution with the Aadhaar number is already on in the state as part of the nationwide drive to identify the genuine beneficiaries and provide them subsidy through banks. However, it had waived off the requirement for its schools in 25 foreign countries and asked them to upload passport numbers. In Delhi university as well, the Aadhaar number is required at the time of admission.
The UP board has instructed the officials concerned for making the Aadhaar number necessary for filling up forms.