Following the Gujarat Board model, Haryana Board of School Education (HBSE) has made it mandatory for the students of Class 10 and 12 to have Aadhar cards while applying for the upcoming 2017 board examination. The move is touted to be a beneficial initiative for candidates in many ways, said Dr. Jagbir Singh, board Chairman in a statement on Thursday.
The initiative will help students prevent forgery of certificates and impersonation cases and will further ensure that the details of students are complete and accurate, added Singh.
Further adding to the mandate details, the chairman said that though the provision of Aadhar card was already there, but it was not made mandatory. Keeping its usefulness in mind, the Board has taken this step, reported The Indian Express.
Apart of this, the board has taken several other steps to ensure a seamless implementation of the decision. The move might cause some difficulties for the schools initially in implementing it, however, to fix it, the Board will also take steps at its level. The schools that have not given the Aadhar Card entries earlier can now fill up the relevant columns in the checklist sent by the board.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has already made Aadhaar card compulsory to fill the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main application form.
Earlier, the Gujarat state education board passed a government mandate making it obligatory for all the students of class 10 and 12 to have Aadhar Card number. Yet this particular move is only for those who study as regular students. The diktat by the state government education board does not include those students who are studying in private or open boards.