CBSE Schools to become Adhaar Enrolment Centres

By: Admin 13 May, 2017

The CBSE has partnered with Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as registrar to collect demographic and biometric data of residents directly or through enrolment agencies.

 

Highlights
  • CBSE has asked affiliated schools to volunteer and set up Adhaar Enrolment centres.
  • The board has partnered with UIDAI as registrar to collect demographic and biometric data of residents directly or through enrolment agencies.
  • Schools will have to procure equipment like computer, biometric devices, etc. for the purpose as per the UIDAI check list and also adhere to all code of conducts.
  • There is no fees for Aadhar enrolment, but CBSE will pay Rs 30 per enrolment to schools.
  • This moves comes after the Central Government mandated Adhaar card for benefits.

CBSE has asked its affiliated schools to volunteer and set up Aadhaar enrolment centres and encourage students who do not have the identification number to be enrolled. The centres would also be used for enrolment of family members of the students as well as updation of existing Aadhaar. Volunteering schools will sign an MoU with either the Board or with the UIDAI.

 

There are over 18,500 schools affiliated with CBSE in India and 210 schools in 25 foreign countries. "Schools shall set up enrolment centres to facilitate their bonafide students, teachers, staff and their family members to to enrol for Aadhaar and make any updation or corrections," Board said in a communication to schools.

 

Schools will have 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," the Board added.

The schools will not be charging any fees for the Aadhaar enrolment, but 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.

 

This news has been taken from Times of India website. Read the original article here.