Aadhaar not requisite in entrance exam for school admission: Supreme Court

Aadhaar not requisite in entrance exam

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on September 26, Wednesday announced that Aadhaar is mandatory and also much more valid as constitutionally but it is not requisite for school admissions.

A five-judge constitution bench presided by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said, there is no need Aadhaar for school admissions and Aadhar is not requisite for the examinations which is conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE), National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for medical entrance and the University Grants Commission (UGC).

Recently, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) had stated that if students are unable to bring Aadhar card or have not Aadhar, should be not forbid during admission in school. The statement was released after student’s complaints when students were not being admitted to schools due to decrements of Aadhaar number.

UIDAI referred that  students those were not updated Aadhaar number in Aadhaar database , ‘it shall be the responsibility of the schools under Regulation 12A of Aadhaar Regulations to arrange for Aadhaar enrolments and biometric update’.