Admissions cannot be denied on the basis of Adahaar

Government agency UIDAI on Wednesday asked schools not to refuse admission to students for lack of Aadhaar ,as it is undeniable and not permitted under the law.
The move by the UIDAI is expected to offer relief to parents and students who are left  back, when schools insist on Aadhaar  at the time of admission.

The  UIDAI has asserted that under Aadhaar rules it will be the responsibility of schools to arrange for enrollments and biometric update facility for students,  who are not yet assigned an Aadhaar number or those whose biometrics are not updated in the database. 

For updation to take place of adhaar and enrollment number,the nodal body has asked to set up special campus  to co-ordinate with local banks, post offices, state education department and district administration.
In fact, the Aadhaar-issuing body has said that it is obligatory on the states to arrange - through its education department and district administration - the Aadhaar enrolment camp in all schools at least twice a year.

It instructed schools to ensure that no child is denied for admissions  and other facilities for lack of Aadhaar.

The UIDAI said since the 12-digit identifier is being sought from school children for admission, obtaining scholarships and attending boards, competitive and others examinations, it is important that schools provide Aadhaar enrolment and biometric update facility to students, so they do not face any difficulty. 

It is important  to mention here that the Supreme Court has reserved its judgement on a clutch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar Act.

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