Unique Identity Number (UIN), or 'Aadhaar' number has been given to school students in Kerela, during the current academic year as a part of the Unique Identification Authority (UIDAI) initiative of the Centre.The scheme being put in practice with the help of IT@ School Project, would pilot this in two schools in the next month, mentioned IT@School Project Director, K Anvar Sadath. Nearly 12,000 schools in the state would be considered for this drive.
Unique Identification Number or 'Aadhaar' is a 12-digit number that would be provided to students. It will demand information on name, gender, date of birth, and address as mandatory details,called Know Your Residence (KYR) details, but other information like class name, admission number will also be collected. IT@School project would deploy its own School Management System to capture necessary details. From this database the KYR fields would be filtered to a separate software, provided by UIDAI. Upon registering for Aadhaar, students will go through a biometric scanning of ten fingerprints and iris. They would be photographed and given an enrollment number upon completion. With this drive in progress IT@School plans to complete enrollment process ofr nearly 60 lakhs students before March 2011.