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Crucial ruling from SC on mandatory Aadhaar number for students writing exams

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the CBSE not to make Aadhaar number mandatory for enrollment of students appearing in NEET 2018 and other all-India exams. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief justice Dipak Misra directed the CBSE to upload the information on their website.

Earlier, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) had told the apex court that it had not authorized CBSE for mandatorily taking Aadhar number of students for appearing in NEET examinations.

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Attorney General KK Venugopal had told the apex court on Wednesday that like in Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya and Assam, other ID proofs can be given for the exams.

The UIDAI’s remarks came on a plea challenging the decision of CBSE seeking mandatorily the Aadhaar number or Aadhaar enrolment number from students who are aspiring to take up the NEET 2018 exams. The Gujarat High Court had dismissed the plea on February 27, 2018.


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