Haryana board makes Aadhaar mandatory for Class 10 and 12 exams

New Delhi: Board of School Education Haryana (BSEH) has made it mandatory for students of Class 10 and 12 to have Aadhaar card while applying for the 2017 examination. The candidates will benefit from the move in many ways.

The use of Aadhaar will prevent forgery of certificates and impersonation cases, and ensure that the candidates’ details are complete and accurate, Chairman, BSEH, Jagbir Singh said in a statement on Thursday. Aadhaar was used in the examination process earlier too, though it was not mandatory, Singh said.

The Board has taken several steps to ensure smooth implementation of the decision. Schools which did not provide Aadhaar of candidates earlier may now fill up the relevant column in the checklist sent by the Board, he said.