Is Aadhaar Card Mandatory For School Admissions
The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has asked the schools not to deny admission to students for lack of Aadhaar Card and termed such denials as “invalid” and “not permitted under the law”.
It has also insisted the schools to coordinate with local banks, post offices, the State education department, and district administration, to facilitate special camps for Aadhaar enrolment and updation.
UIDAI said it is in their knowledge that few schools have denied admission to children for want of Aadhaar. According to them, schools must make sure that no child is deprived of admission and other due benefits for the lack of Aadhaar Card. After the admission of students in schools, the schools should provide Aadhaar enrolment and update facility to such students.
UIDAI said that to avoid any hardship to children, parents or guardians in availing school admission, other benefits, etc. for the want of Aadhaar, it is requisite on State Government/s to arrange through its education department and district administration to organise Aadhaar camps in all the schools, at least two times in a year. The State/s may also coordinate with banks and post offices either to organize enrolment camp in nearby schools or children may be arranged to be taken to Aadhaar Enrolment and Update center/s located at nearby banks/post offices.
For the assistance of the Indian citizens to make the Aadhaar Card, the list of Aadhaar centers are provided at www.uidai.gov.in