The district education officer(DEO) has asked all the schools across the city to upload the profile of each student on the Management Information System(MIS), the official education portal of the Haryana government, and link them with their Aadhaar card numbers.
The move followed bulk complaints of double admission in both CBSE and Haryana board schools. With the admission criteria in Haryana board a lot less tougher and demanding on the students, many parents get their wards admitted to schools run by either of the two boards in the quest of deriving certain benefits.
The DEO has also asked schools to send him a request if they want Aadhaar enrolment camps held for students on their campuses.
The department will put together a database of all students of the district. All schools have been asked to furnish such data as the date of admission among others.
“We already have collated the data of 1,12703 students of government schools and the profiles were linked with their Aadhaar card numbers before being put up on the portal. However, the private schools are yet to send us the profiles of their students,” Neelam Bhandari, district education officer, said.
According to the department, the move is primarily aimed at ensuring that no child is enrolled at more than one school at once.
“Many parents get their children admitted to both government and private schools in order to avail of the benefits that they provide. The move (to prepare a database) is aimed at curbing such double enrolments,” Bhandari said.
The private school authorities said they are in the process of furnishing the data and will fully comply with the directive issued by the district education officer. The students of senior classes have already started providing their Aadhaar card details to the authorities of their respective schools.
Dhriti Malhotra, principal, Manav Rachna School, said, “We have already started putting up the profiles of our senior students on the portal and have requested the parents of class 6 students and upwards to ensure that their wards have Aadhaar cards. We’ll soon start uploading the profiles of the junior students as well.”
Education authorities said the provision of Aadhaar cards will ensure the students have a valid identification document, as they are not eligible for pan card or driving licence.
Rakhi Verma, principal of Ryan International School on Sohna Road, said, “We have already uploaded the profiles of all our senior students and also held a camp for Aadhaar enrolment. We have 1,700 students and from class 9 onwards, all profiles have to be uploaded as it is mandatory for registration for the CBSE boards.”