Printing Aadhaar on degrees, certificates not permissible: UGC to varsities
The directive came after reports appeared saying that states are considering printing of Aadhaar numbers on certificates and degrees issued by universities
Forbidding universities from printing of Aadhaar number of students on degrees and provisional certificates, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has told varsities it is not permissible.
The directive by the higher education regulator comes amid reports that state governments are considering printing of full Aadhaar numbers on provisional certificates and degrees issued by universities, for subsequent use in verification of said documents at the time of recruitment or admission.
“As per norms, no entity in possession of Aadhaar number shall make public any database or record containing the same unless the number has been redacted or blacked out through appropriate means,” UGC Secretary Manish Joshi said in a letter to varsities.
“Printing of Aadhaar numbers on degrees and provisional certificates is not permissible. The higher education institutions should strictly comply with rules and regulations of UIDAI,” he added.
(With Agency inputs)