Bihar: Aadhaar to be made mandatory for examinations following topper-fraud
Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) is going to make Aadhaar number or any other valid ID's number mandatory for filling up matriculation and intermediate examination forms from 2018. However, from 2019, only Aadhaar would be accepted in all the exams conducted by BSEB. The decision follows the huge embarrassment faced by BSEB due to deposed 2017 Intermediate Arts topper, Ganesh Kumar's age-forgery. Read more!
2017 Bihar Intermediate Arts topper Ganesh manipulated his age to take the exam for the second time from Samastipur's Sanjay Gandhi Vidyalay, showing his date of birth as 2 Jun'93. His original DOB was 7 Nov'75, according to the details he furnished when taking the matriculation for the first time. Post-matriculation, he joined Ramnandan Singh Jagdip Narayan Intermediate College and topped in Intermediate Arts.
Now, Aadhaar numbers or other valid ID numbers would be mentioned on the candidates' admit cards to prevent another Ganesh-type recurrence. BSEB Chairman Anand Kishore said, "It will do away with spelling mistakes in names and age," he added. Aadhaar card number has already been made compulsory by CBSE and UGC for several important exams, for all the state boards.
CBSE has made Aadhaar mandatory for those appearing for JEE (Mains) and NEET exams. Delhi University requires students to furnish their Aadhaar numbers during admission. Many state boards have decided to make Aadhaar compulsory; recently Uttar Pradesh board made it necessary for filling up forms.