Aadhaar mandatory for UGC NET applicants
Kochi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has said in a fresh notification that hitherto Aadhaar would be mandatory for applying to UGC NET examinations.
The use of Aadhaar for the applicants of UGC-NET(November) 2017 will result in accuracy of the applicants’ details, says CBSE. This will also help in ascertaining identities of the applicants at the examination centres in a convenient and hassle free manner. Aadhaar obviates the need for producing multiple documents to prove one’s identity.
The provisions of the Aadhaar Act and Regulations under the Act have come into effect from 14th September 2016 and notifications to this effect have been published in the Official Gazette. Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act 2016 permits the use of Aadhaar number for establishing the identity of an individual for any purpose pursuant to any law or any contract to this effect.
Accordingly, CBSE has decided to use Aadhaar for the applicants of UGC NET (November) 2017, and notifies the following: Applicants who are in possession of Aadhaar, shall enter Aadhaar number, name,date of birth & gender in online application for UGC-NET(November) 2017 for the purpose of his/her identity and authentication thereof.
Applicants not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, are directed to make application for Aadhaar enrolment in case he/she is entitled to obtain Aadhaar as per section 3 of Aadhaar Act. Such applicant may visit any Aadhaar enrolment center (list available at www.uidai.gov.in) to get enrolled for Aadhaar.