In a bid to check instances of fake enrollments and fraudulent registrations, The Uttar Pradesh government has made Aadhaar mandatory for appearing in state board exams. Under the new rule, the students will have to enter their Aadhaar numbers while filling out their examination form.
The move is likely to decrease the number of candidates appearing for 2018 board exams. Making the announcement, UPBSE secretary Shail Yadav said, “The government wants to link students with Aadhaar so that each students has an individual identity and fraudulent registrations for class IX and XII and dubious filling of forms for classes X and XII can be curbed.”
“A valid Aadhaar number will leave no scope for fraudulent registration or impersonation in UP Board exams,” added Yadav.
The government has instructed all district inspectors of schools (DIOS) to ensure that all students have Aadhaar id before the time of filling the online examination form. The directives are applicable to all government and self-financed schools affiliated to UP Board. The board examination forms are filled in the month of July. The move is likely to end the alleged nexus between education mafias, politicians, and bureaucrats.
With manual filling of examination form and registration, education mafia comprising mostly owners of self-finance colleges make fake enrollments. Later with involvement of education officials, they get their colleges appointed centres and encourage mass cheating during exams. The UP government had earlier issued a WhatsApp number for people to lodge complaints of any wrongdoing during examination procdures.