CBSE schools to be Aadhaar Centres
CBSE affiliated schools to set up Aadhaar enrolment centres
The CBSE has asked it’s affiliated schools to set up Aadhaar enrolment centres and encourage students who do not have the identification number to be enrolled. CBSE has partnered with Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as ‘Registrar’ to collect demographic and biometric data from residents directly or through Enrolment Agencies.
The schools volunteering and desirous to extend their facilities for ‘Aadhaar Enrolment Centre’ shall have to sign separate MoU with CBSE/UIDAI.
It has also asked the schools to procure equipment for the purpose as per the UIDAI check list. “Equipment such as computer, printer, biometric devices and other such things will have to be procured by the school themselves and should be as per the UIDAI specifications, it added.
While the schools will not be charging any fees for the Aadhaar enrolment, CBSE will pay them Rs 30 for every enrolment. The schools will also be required to adhere to all code of conducts applicable to other enrolment centres. The move comes against the backdrop of the Central Government mandating Aadhaar card for several benefits in educational institutions, including mid-day meal schemes and several fellowships.