Nagpur: The state education department is working overtime to ensure that schools complete the task of enrolling each student for Aadhaar card.
Officials in the department told TOI that the deadline has been tentatively kept at August 31 to push schools for completing the target.
A senior education official said, “The work is almost complete. Probably, a negligible number is left which will be done by the end of this month. The bigger challenge now is to complete the verification process. We have noticed data mismatch between school records and Aadhaar card, so that is being reconciled.”
The official added that out of the total 2.20 crore school students in Maharashtra, verification for just over 70 lakh has been completed. He said, “The remaining will be done very soon.”
The Aadhaar card number will be linked with students’ admission registration number so as to facilitate tracking of the child in the education system.
The government clarified that this is being done to ensure that the Right to Education Act (RTE) is implemented properly.