Bengaluru: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has made Aadhaar mandatory for all new enrolments from next academic year.
Earlier, the Board had instructed schools to begin Aadhaar enrolment drive for all students at the start of this academic year. Now, the Board has made it compulsory. As per an official notification, all CBSE-affiliated schools must register themselves before proceeding with online submission.
For the States where Aadhaar number is not yet made mandatory, schools need to furnish the bank details of students.
However, the CBSE has not specified on the age bracket. The notification said: “CBSE has not prescribed any minimum age for registration in class IX/XI. As per Rule 6.1(a), (iii) of the Examination Bye-Laws, school may ensure that the student satisfies the requirement of age limit (minimum and maximum) as determined by the State/ U.T. Government and applicable to the place where the school is located while seeking admission in a class.”
The Board also clearly mentioned that no schools should ask students to furnish annual income of parents or tax certificate or any other documents showing income.
The declaration is solely now left to parents with a self-declaration procedure. To avoid any errors, the CBSE directed schools to check the combination of subjects before submitting the same online. The notification stated, “In accordance with the scheme of studies, the Board has prescribed a list of valid/Invalid combination of subjects. School should check the combination of subjects before filling in the subjects. Example: In class XI subject Informatics Practice and Computer Science cannot be taken together.”