Aadhaar no longer required for CBSE’s foreign schools

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has waived off the requirement of Aadhaar number to register students in CBSE’s overseas schools for board examination and other purposes

There are 211 CBSE schools in 25 foreign countries.

Last year, the board made it mandatory for all its schools in abroad to provide Aadhaar number of their students and also to encourage those who did not have it to get one.

The CBSE schools abroad had approached the board expressing their inability to follow the directive, reported The Economic Times.

In a letter issued by the board to such schools, the CBSE acknowledged that several communications in this regard from affiliated schools were received. The schools expressed their inability to provide Aadhaar numbers for their every students as these schools are in foreign countries.

“It has been decided to waive the requirement of Aadhaar number in respect of students of foreign Schools. Alternatively the foreign candidates/schools may use Passport number in place of Aadhaar number while submitting candidates for online registration of class 9th and 11th and list of Candidates for class 10th and 12th,” it added.

The board had asked its schools last week to set up Aadhaar enrolment centres on their premises and encourage students, staff members and their families to enroll.

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