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UIDAI: Aadhaar not required for school admissions



UIDAI: Aadhaar not required for school admissions: Details, Background, Highlights

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has notified in a statement issued on 26th December 2018, that schools cannot make Aadhaar, the 12-digit biometric identifier a pre-condition for student admission.

UIDAI warned schools that carrying such things will be against the recent order of the Supreme Court. The detail was shared by UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey in New Delhi.

This clarification comes at a time when admissions to the nursery and entry-level classes have begun in over 1,500 private schools in Delhi.


In September 2018, the Supreme Court had upheld the constitutional validity of Aadhaar but clipped the scope of the biometric identity project. It had ruled that Aadhaar was not mandatory for bank accounts, mobile connections or school admissions.

The court had held that Aadhaar would remain compulsory the for filing of Income Tax returns and allotment of Permanent Account Number, as well as welfare schemes.


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