Published: 07th March 2018
Students need not submit Aadhaar number to enrol for All India Exams: SC tells CBSE
A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief justice Dipak Misra directed the CBSE to upload the information on their website
The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) not to make Aadhaar number mandatory for enrolment of students appearing for NEET 2018 and other all India exams.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) had told the apex court that it had not authorised the CBSE to take student's aadhaar numbers to enrol for NEET 2018. Attorney General K K Venugopal had said he has instructions from the UIDAI that identity proof like ration card, passport and voter ID could be used for the enrolment process, as is used in Jammu & Kashmir, Meghalaya and Assam.
The UIDAI's remarks came on a plea challenging the CBSE's decision to make compulsory the submission of the Aadhaar number or Aadhaar enrolment number from NEET aspirants. The Gujarat High Court had dismissed the plea on February 27. The appeal in Supreme Court challenges the order of Gujarat High Court.