J&K government launches Aadhaar enrolment drive for over 14 lakh students

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To make the admission procedure smoother and more transparent, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) has launched a drive for Aadhaar enrollment of over 14 lakh students in six districts of the State.

J&K education minister Altaf Bukhari has inaugurated an enrolment centre at the Kothi Bagh Girls Higher Secondary School of Srinagar district for students up to higher secondary level.

Describing about the project, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Project Director Abdul Rashid War, who is also the registrar for Aadhaar enrolment of school children, said around 14 lakh students in the state are yet to be enrolled for the biometric identity.

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According to Abdul Rashid War, Under phase-1 of the project, Aadhaar enrolment centres have been set in six districts of the state including Shopian, Pulwama, Anantnag, Dodha, Kishtwar and Samba.

“The rest of the districts will be covered in Phase-2 for which the necessary equipment, machinery and other measures are being undertaken,” he added.

According to the officials, teachers and their families who have not yet availed the Aadhaar facility will also be covered through the enrolment process.

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