The administration has issued directions to all private and government schools in the district to link Aadhaar cards of their students with the state education department’s e-portal so that financial benefits of various scholarship schemes can be directly transferred to students’ bank accounts.
The district has 1,334 government schools having a total strength of 1.40 lakh students and 675 private schools with a total strength of 1.54 lakh students.
At a meeting with representatives of these schools held on Monday, it was revealed that while in government schools, the unique identification (UID )numbers of 90% government school students were linked to the state government server, nearly 50% compliance is still pending in the private schools.
Additional deputy commissioner (development) Parminder Pal Singh Sandu said that nearly 73,000 private school students were either yet to be enrolled with the unique identification system or their Aadhaar numbers were not uploaded with the online portal of the department.
In government schools, nearly 15,000 students are left whose UID numbers are yet to be linked.
“All these schools have been asked to complete the process soon,” he said
According to him, the basic purpose of this step is to ensure transparency in the disposal of government schemes.
“To help them, we will also arrange computers for preparing Aadhar cards and speed up the process,” he added.