Aadhaar details must for government school students

Chennai: Tamilnadu School Education Department has announced that students who are studying in government and government-aided schools must provide Aadhar card details.

Information including parents must be collected by the schools and uploaded in Educational Management Information System (EMIS) portal managed by the State government, said reports.

Students who do not have Aadhar card must be taken to regional resource centres in weekdays to enroll them in Aadhar database and they (students) should not be charged.

Earlier, during the start of the current academic year, Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) for teaching and non-teaching staff in government high and higher secondary schools came into force in the State.

According to reports, the biometric project was implemented at a cost of Rs 9 crore. The bio-metric attendance system was introduced in high and higher secondary schools. In elementary and middle schools, the facility will be available from the next academic year. The new system will help ensure that teachers are regular to schools and proxy attendance could be prevented.

NT Bureau