The schools in Ranchi will soon have Aadhaar cards of teachers and students linked with their bank accounts as the school education and literacy department secretary Aradhana Patnaik has issued a letter to all the deputy commissioners asking them to complete this process by September 30.
This is being done for facilitating the transfer of funds by the government through direct benefit transfer scheme (DBT).
According to Patnaik, the work of linking the Aadhaar with bank accounts is almost 90 per cent done in high schools, there is still a gap in the middle and primary schools with only 72 per cent linkage. However, Aadhaar cards of 80 per cent students have been already made and bank accounts of 70 per cent have been opened.
It has being observed that schools are claiming that they have done 100 per cent of linkeage of Aadhaar cards with bank accounts but the government reports are reflecting a different picture.
In the same context, Patnaik have directed the schools to furnish certificates stating that they have completed 100 per cent linkage so that it acts a proof during the verification process.
The schools have to submit a final report of linkage by September 15 to show the progress made. A few districts including Bokaro, Dhanbad, Garhwa and Chatra are lagging behind in the process and have been directed to expedite the work.