GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL EDUCATION & LITERACY
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3900
TO BE ANSWERED ON 06.04.2017
Seeding of Aadhaar data for examinations
Will the Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government is aware that students are required to seed Aadhaar data with National Eligibility cum Entrance Test(NEET), Common Admission Test (CAT) and National Eligibility Test (NET) examinations;
(b) if so, whether Government acknowledges that this is a violation of Supreme Court order dated 11 August, 2015 and 15 October, 2015 on Aadhaar; and
(c) if so, whether Government would consider revoking its decision and adhere to the court order?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(SHRI UPENDRA KUSHWAHA)
(a): Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to use Aadhaar for the applicants of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test(NEET)-2017 for accuracy, ascertaining identify of applicants and obviate the need for producing multiple documents. There is a provision to capture Aadhaar number at the CAT application stage. However, it has not been made mandatory. No provision of Aadhaar was made for National Eligibility Test (NET).
(b) and ( c) : Do not arise.