"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.
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."
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.