Monday, September 26, 2016
Maharashtra government has made the Aadhaar card mandatory for students appearing for the Class X and Class XII examinations in February/March 2017.
Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Education in a directive said that the students will have to fill in their Aadhaar card numbers in the examination application. These forms are generally filled around December every year. Chairman of MSBSHE G.K.Mhanane said that they are intimating the students and parents much in advance in order to give sufficient time to apply and get it. He said that the for the last two years, they are asking the students of their Aadhaar but not mandatory and from this year, we are making it mandatory since we feel we have given them sufficient time to get it, he said. We intend to link all student with Aadhaar card and track their educational progress, he said.
In this connection, it may be recalled that the Supreme Court has said clearly that Aadhaar cannot be made compulsory to get any kind of service.