Aadhar Card, Now Mandatory for School Students?


While discussing with a friend in regards to the Aadhar poll that we posted yesterday on trak.in, I came across something quite interesting. It seems that some of the primary and secondary schools are making it mandatory for students to apply for a Aadhar card.

Aadhar Poll: Have you applied yet? If not, why?Here is one of the circulars that was released by the school on their website for parents informing them about applying for Aadhar cards for students.

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Has Aadhar been made compulsory for all school students?

I don’t think it is applicable to all schools and I am not even sure if it is mandatory for anyone. Atleast, from the information I have gathered, schools who come under the purview and take advantage of facilities offered by Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan may need to apply for it. Here is what the whitepaper on Aadhar enabled service delivery has mentioned:

Point number 4.1 of the white paper says that welfare services for Individuals that come under Aadhar enable service delivery are:

It includes schemes that involve payments to service providers providing supplies and services to consumers like Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) program which promotes universal primary education for children; program covers funding for school infrastructure, teacher salaries,books, and uniforms.

So, essentially it is important to schools as they will henceforth receive SSA funding based on number of students that may be authenticated using Aadhar Cards.

Have you come across any other schools who are making Aadhar card mandatory?

  1. Chain Singh Rathore says

    My Daughter Study in Class fifth. (St.Xavier School Udaipur City Raj.) The School is Private. I no Receive Benefits/Welfare from School. School Demand Eaddar Card Details for my Daughter. What Eaddar Card Detail send to school Mandatory/Complusory . Plz latest Information

  2. Milind Patil says


    My daughters school St.Joseph High School New panvel sector 7, making it mandatory for students to produce Aadhar card. The school is going to benefit out of it what about the students, in what way are they going to benefit.
    This Aadhar info is so important that it may be misused by anybody today. Should the information be provided?

  3. Mohan says


    KHS Pune primary school keeps sending SMS asking for Adhar card details for my 7 year old. What should I do? I don’t think it is mandatory and I can simply ignore those SMSs. What information do you have per the latest developments?

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