UP Board exams: Uttar Pradesh government has made Aadhaar card mandatory for students appearing in Class 10th and Class 12th board exams next year, according to India.com. All students will have to display their Aadhar cards when they register for board exams.
UP Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad (UPMSP) secretary Shail Yadav said, ”’The government wants to link students with Aadhaar cards so that each student has his own identity. The use of Aadhaar cards will help to curb fraudulent registrations during the filling of forms for Class X and Class XII exams”, revealed india.com.
UPMSP has instructed all District Inspectors of Schools (DIOS) to ask students to submit their Aadhaar details. DIOS’ have also been told to tell students to use the U-DISE code of the schools while filling the online form for both registration and examination. These instructions are applicable to all government schools, government funded schools and private schools affiliated to the UPMSP board, according to India.com.
DIOS’ have been told to help students who do not have Aadhaar cards, to get them.
The Uttar Pradesh government has already made Aadhaar cards mandatory for students from Class I to Class VIII in government schools. UP’s Basic Education Minister Anupama Jaiswal told India.com that, “The aim of the government is to link the students through their Aadhaar cards with different welfare schemes, including mid-day meals”.
The minister said, ”The project will help the government to check the drop-out rate and ensure quality education to primary students”. The minister added that the program will also help keep a tab on student’s attendance as well as their performance.