MP Govt. makes Aadhaar cards mandatory for students

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Soon the Aadhar cards will be mandatory for university and college students in Madhya Pradesh. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a letter to the State universities to enroll students for the Unique Identity Card (Aadhar card).

UGC secretary Akhilesh Gupta said it was proposed to link Aadhar with students’ bank accounts. Linking of students’ bank accounts with Aadhar would facilitate effective disbursal of scholarships and fellowships.
The universities and affiliated colleges had been directed to appoint a nodal officer for helping students in enrollment for Aadhar cards. This needs to be taken up on high priority.

The UGC secretary has also suggested in his letter that the varsities may coordinate with concerned State/ Central authorities engaged in Aadhaar enrollment to speed up the work.

The ambitious direct cash transfer scheme will cover 29 welfare schemes initially. The schemes to be brought under its purview are 14 scholarships of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, six scholarships of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), three scholarships of the Ministry of Minority Affairs, two scholarships of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, one scholarship of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and five scholarships of the Ministry of Labour and Employment. The scope of schemes to be covered under the programme will be expanded later.

Barkatullah University (BU), Rajiv Gandhi Technological University (RGTU), Madhya Pradesh Bhoj Open University (MPBOU) and Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi University (ABVHU) are gearing up for the Aadhar enrollment work.

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