Officials told to ensure all students apply for Aadhaar by the end of August
Students may soon end up using Aadhaar numbers instead of their roll numbers for examinations going by a circular from the Department of School Education and Literacy under the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development.
Despite the Supreme Court verdict that Aadhaar card should not be made mandatory to get government subsidies, the MHRD is pushing all State governments to ensure that all school students apply for Aadhaar.
Based on a letter issued by MHRD, the State Education Department on Monday issued a notice to its officials directing them to order heads of government and aided schools in Karnataka to ensure students apply for an Aadhaar by the end of August.
Earlier, the Director of Department of School Education and Literacy wrote to the Secretary of Primary and Secondary Education, Karnataka, requesting the State government to implement Aadhaar among students.