The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced that all Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) aspirants are required to submit their Aadhar card for identity proof.
The Unique ID Authority of India (UIDAI) has instructed all registrars and enrolment agencies associated with it to enrol applicants aspiring for CBSE's JEE on priority basis.
"UIDAI has directed all its Registrars and enrolment agencies to enrol JEE applicants on priority basis," UIDAI Chief Executive Officer Ajay Bhushan Pandey said in a statement.
On November 26, CBSE issued the order. The order read, "All the Indian citizen candidates should possess Aadhaar card issued by UIDAI. At the time of filling application form of JEE (Main)-2017, the candidates will have to enter their Aadhaar number, name, date of birth & gender which will be validated with the UIDAI's data."
Over 108.27 crore Aadhar number have already been delivered by UIDAI to the Indian citizens living inside the country. Till 15 November 2016, for the age group of 5-18 years, 24.3 crore Aadhaars (69.5 per cent) have been generated.
"In order to facilitate Aadhaar enrolment on priority basis to the JEE applicants, UIDAI has asked all its Regional Offices to make necessary arrangement of Aadhaar enrolment facility at all its Aadhaar enrolment Centres and also at the facilitation centres in each city of examination being set up by the CBSE till the last date of application," Pandey said.
"No payment should be charged by these centres from the applicants for Aadhaar enrolment," he added.
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