City schools ask students for Aadhar card, parents hassled
GUWAHATI: At a time when nationwide debates are taking place on the necessity of Aadhar card and the potential misuse of personal data, some CBSE-affiliated schools in the city have asked the students to get their Aadhar cards made to get them registered for board examinations.
Parents of some of the CBSE school students of Guwahati have been intimated by the school authorities to get their Aadhar cards made for CBSE registration for class 10 and 12 students.
“We have not made it mandatory for the parents to make Aadhar cards but last year the CBSE had issued a circular mandating that Aadhar card for every child for registration. Since very few students had their Aadhar cards made then, we mentioned the phone numbers and email addresses of the students which was accepted by the CBSE,” informed Sangeeta Deka, examination in-charge at Sarala Birla Gyan Jyoti School.
She added that this year they have asked the parents to apply for the cards so that if the CBSE makes it compulsory this time, they won’t face any trouble later on.
“We have asked the parents to apply for Aadhar card to be on the safe side,” Deka informed.
On the other hand, some parents are facing a tough time while trying to get the Aadhar cards made.
Rohit Sarawgi, a city resident and parent of class 10 students told G Plus, “My daughters are in class 10 and they will be appearing for their matriculation examination in March next year. However, I am not being able to get the cards made because my bank has not started Aadhar enrolment as yet.”
He added that around 25% of students already possess the cards but those who have not got the card made, are in a fix and are trying to get the process started at the earliest.
Another parent and resident of Pan Bazar Diganta Saha said, "I do not have an account in a nationalised bank and hence I am waiting for private banks to start the enrolment process to facilitate the process of registration."
Further, the Aadhar enrolment process in Assam was stated to begin full-fledged from the last week of August.
However, a few public sector banks have been acting as enrolment centres for some time now.
There will be 10 zones in the state and if required, the number of Aadhar enrolment centres will be increased from the present 1241 centres.
Representative Image of Aadhar cards