17
Saturday
November 2018
5:34 AM IST
News Headlines
Sindhu crashes out; Srikanth, Sameer enter quarterfinals of Hong Kong Open        No more chopping and changing till World Cup: Ravi Shastri        Air India eyes Rs 800 cr from sale of over 70 properties        Intel India opens design house costing Rs 1,100 cr at B'luru        US, China see rival visions for entwined Asia-Pacific region        Imran Khan to visit Malaysia next week; likely to seek monetary aid        EC removes Mizoram chief electoral officer after protests        Lankesh murder accused sent to SIT custody in Pansare case        Agri sector needs long-term solutions, loan waiver temporary: Naidu        Top India, China officials hold defence, security dialogue, agree to step up military exchanges        Jailed Om Prakash Chautala Expels Older Son For "Anti-Party Activities"        ISRO Launches Communication Satellite, Has 'Geo-Eye' To Monitor India        US Vice President Mike Pence takes Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi to task over treatment of Rohingya        Sri Lankan Parliament passes no-trust vote against Rajapaksa        Mitchell Starc released from IPL contract ahead of Ashes, WC        World Championships: Older, wiser, stronger Mary Kom attempts to win 6th global title        India to host Italy on grass in Kolkata        It won't be easy for Mary Kom, says High Performance Director Nieva        Sensex rebounds 332 pts on easing crude, rupee gains        Govt mulls second round of 2,500 MW medium-term PPA auction        
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | Health   | About Deepika 
National News
'Schools cannot deny admission for lack of Aadhaar'
 
New Delhi, Sept 5 (PTI) Government agency UIDAI Wednesday asked schools not to refuse admission to students for lack of Aadhaar and said such denials are "invalid" and "not permitted under the law".

Taking a stern view of cases where few schools had denied admission to children in absence of Aadhaar, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said "it must be ensured that no children are deprived/denied of their due benefits or rights for want of Aadhaar".

The move by the UIDAI is expected to offer relief to parents and students who are left in a lurch when schools insist on Aadhaar number at the time of admission.

For children who are not yet assigned an Aadhaar number or those whose biometrics are not updated in the database, the UIDAI has asserted that under Aadhaar rules it will be the "responsibility" of schools to arrange for enrolments and biometric update facility for such students.

The nodal body for Aadhaar has also exhorted schools to co-ordinate with local banks, post offices, state education department and district administration, to facilitate special camps for such enrolment and updation to take place.

In fact, the Aadhaar-issuing body has said that it is "obligatory" on the states to arrange - through its education department and district administration - the Aadhaar enrolment camp in all schools at least twice a year. A roster should be drawn up for this, it added.

In a statement, UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey said that it is the responsibility of the schools to hold special camps in coordination with local banks, post offices, state education department and district administration to facilitate the entire process.

A UIDAI circular addressed to Chief Secretaries of States/Lt Governor of UTs said: "Some instances have come to our notice that few schools are denying admission to children for want of Aadhaar. Such denials are invalid and not permitted under the law."

It instructed schools to ensure that no child is denied admission and other facilities for lack of Aadhaar.

The UIDAI said since the 12-digit identifier is being sought from school children for admission, obtaining scholarships and attending boards, competitive and others examinations, it is the important that schools provide Aadhaar enrolment and biometric update facility to students, so they do not face any difficulty.

Also, mandatory update of biometrics in Aadhaar is required for children on attaining the age of 5-15 years to ascertain validity of their Aadhaar number assigned earlier, said the circular seen by PTI.

"Till Aadhaar number is assigned or biometrics are updated for such students all facilities should be extended through alternate means of identification...," the UIDAI has said.

To ensure that children do not run into any problem in availing the benefits in case they do not have an Aadhaar, UIDAI said "it is obligatory on State Government/s to arrange through its education department and district administration to organise Aadhaar enrolment camp in all the schools at least twice a year by making school-wise roster for the same".

"In order to augment the state effort in organising enrolment camp, the State/s may also co-ordinate with banks and post offices either to organise camp in nearby schools or children may be arranged to be taken to Aadhaar enrolment and update centres located at nearby banks/post office," it said.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Supreme Court has reserved its judgement on a clutch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar Act.


EC removes Mizoram chief electoral officer after protests
Lankesh murder accused sent to SIT custody in Pansare case
Agri sector needs long-term solutions, loan waiver temporary: Naidu
Jailed Om Prakash Chautala Expels Older Son For "Anti-Party Activities"
ISRO Launches Communication Satellite, Has 'Geo-Eye' To Monitor India
Infiltration bid foiled by Army in J&K, two terrorists killed
Delhi's pollution remains 'severe' as light showers further deteriorates air quality: authorities
Delhi pollution: Task forces conducts meetings on WhatsApp for urgent decisions
PM slams Rahul, Sonia for questioning note ban; need no certificate from those on bail
Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha attacks NDA ally Nitish Kumar amid reports of RLSP MLA joining JD(U)
Mining Baron Janardhana Reddy Remanded in Custody Till November 24 for 'Shielding' Ponzi Scam Accused Father-Son
Framing guidelines for keeping foreigners in detention centres, govt tells SC
JK govt assesses Rs 500 cr loss to crops due to heavy snowfall
Sitharaman, Rijiju take stock of Army-Police clash issue in Arunachal
INS Arihant: A warship that can dive to 300-mtr, stay underwater for months
PM Modi Silent Over Pollution Levels In Delhi, Says Abhishek Singhvi
UPA's Rafale Deal Was The "Mother Of All Make In India": Congress
PM Modi Wants to do to India What Hitler Did to Germany, Alleges Mallikarjun Kharge
Talk of mosque near Ram temple in Ayodhya can make Hindus ‘intolerant’: Uma Bharti
'If an Inquiry Starts on Rafale, Mr Modi is Not Going to Survive it': Rahul Gandhi's Guarantee
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Vaikom Vijayalekshmi ties knot with Anoop
 Vaikom: Playback singer Vaikom Vijayalekshmi has tied knot with Anoop N. at Vaikom Mahadeva temple.  
Mohanlal's Odiyan: Official trailer launched
Mammootty narrates Odiyan's intro?
Sradha Kapoor as Saina Nehwal: First look poster is out.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
US, China see rival visions for entwined Asia-Pacific region
 Singapore, Nov 15 (AP) The US and China offered rival visions for the Asia-Pacific region Thursday a
Imran Khan to visit Malaysia next week; likely to seek monetary aid
US Vice President Mike Pence takes Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi to task over treatment of Rohingya
Sri Lankan Parliament passes no-trust vote against Rajapaksa
KERALA NEWS
Sabarimala protests: Arrests up to 2061, Kerala HC warns police
 Thiruvananthapuram, OCT 27: As the number of people arrested for allegedly being involved in violent
Vijayan urges UAE Keralites to back salary challenge
Sabarimala row: Protests against SC verdict continue
Balabhaskar's wife Lakshmi shifted to ICU
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2018 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.