Aadhar card not mandatory for overseas CBSE candidates

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to waive off the requirement of Aadhar card for its students in international locations. The Board has asked those students to upload their passport number for registration, instead.

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The CBSE has schools in 25 foreign countries like Ethiopia, Bahrain, Japan, Afghanistan etc. In September 2016, the Board asked all the affiliated schools to make Aadhaar card compulsory for all students. In response to it, the Board received various queries from the schools located in foreign countries expressing their inability to provide Aadhaar number due to the fact that the schools are located in foreign land.

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The CBSE has been actively participating in taking the central government’s mission of Aadhaar implementation and has asked its schools to set up Aadhaar enrolment centres in order to encourage students who do not have an Aadhaar number to get enrolled.The Board has partnered with Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as registrar to collect demographic and biometric data of residents directly, or through enrollment agencies.

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About Shreoshe Ghosh

Shreoshe has been into content writing for more than a year now. An animal lover since childhood, you can find her watching movies or playing with her pet cat, when she's not writing. She is also enthusiastic about cooking and enjoys trying her hand at new recipes often. She wishes to travel around the world someday and work for animal welfare.

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