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Aadhar card not mandatory for overseas CBSE candidates

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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to waive off the requirement of Aadhar card for its students in international locations. The Board has asked those students to upload their passport number for registration, instead.

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The CBSE has schools in 25 foreign countries like Ethiopia, Bahrain, Japan, Afghanistan etc. In September 2016, the Board asked all the affiliated schools to make Aadhaar card compulsory for all students. In response to it, the Board received various queries from the schools located in foreign countries expressing their inability to provide Aadhaar number due to the fact that the schools are located in foreign land.

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The CBSE has been actively participating in taking the central government’s mission of Aadhaar implementation and has asked its schools to set up Aadhaar enrolment centres in order to encourage students who do not have an Aadhaar number to get enrolled.The Board has partnered with Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as registrar to collect demographic and biometric data of residents directly, or through enrollment agencies.

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