Aadhaar not mandatory for admission in schools any more

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The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has asserted that schools cannot make Aadhaar, the 12-digit biometric identifier a pre-condition for student admission. UIDAI has asked schools to ensure that no child is denied admission for lack of Aadhaar.

In September 2018, the Supreme Court had ruled that Aadhaar was not mandatory for bank accounts, mobile connections or school admissions, though it would remain compulsory for filing of Income Tax returns and allotment of Permanent Account Number, as well as welfare schemes.