However, officials said that Aadhaar was not mandatory for students, “It is better if Aadhaar details are given by students. In future it will help them in many ways. Like for scholarships of the HRD Ministry. It also lends more authenticity,” a senior AP BIE official said. Till date, about 60 per cent of the students have provided Aadhaar details.When the government first asked students to give Aadhar details about half the students obliged. But since then despite reminders from AP BIE, not many have submitted. “It is possible they don’t have Aadhaar. But students can just enroll and give us the enrollment number,” an official said.
Source: Deccan Chronicle