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News - UIDAI card (Aadhaar card) now mandatory for open school examination

After making Aadhaar card mandatory for getting college degrees and certificates, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) card or Aadhaar card will now be mandatory for those appearing for open school exams.

Following approval from the HRD Ministry, the National Institute of Open Learning (NIOS) has taken this step to ensure that there are no proxy candidates appearing on others' behalf. This would be applicable for students appearing for open school examination next year.

Here's what the senior official said :

"During the exams held in March, the inspection teams had found proxy candidates who were appearing on other students' behalf. To check this practice, Aadhaar has been made mandatory."

"There will also be scanner machines at examination centres and only those students whose thumb prints match with the existing data be allowed to give exams," the official said in a recent PTI report.

Schools without CCTV :

The National Institute of Open Learning has also decided that those schools where CCTV facility is not available will not be made examination centres.

The official also said "This has been decided to ensure that videography of the entire examination process is possible and the footage can be checked in future if need be."

About National Institute of Open Learning (NIOS) :

National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) holds examinations twice a year, in October and November, for assessing the performance of Secondary Class 10 and Higher Secondary class 12 students. It also offers elementary level courses through its Open Basic Education Programmes.

The National Institute of Open Schooling was established in November, 1989 as an autonomous organization in pursuance of national policy on education 1986 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Government of India.

Source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/education/

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