Schools cannot refuse admissions over Aadhaar: UIDAI

Schools cannot refuse admissions over Aadhaar: UIDAI
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The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has clearly said that the schools cannot deny admission to the students over lack of Aadhaar, and termed denial on such grounds as “invalid”.

The UIDAI has said that it is aware of instances where some schools are refusing admission in absence of Aadhaar. According to an official circular addressed to the Chief Secretaries of States.

This move by the UIDAI has come as a major relief to the parents and students who have been facing problems due to schools insisting on Aadhaar number during admission.

It has also strongly urged schools to coordinate with local banks, post offices, state education department and district administration, to facilitate special camps in their premises for Aadhaar enrolment and Aadhaar update.