BENGALURU: The Union government cancelled its orders issued earlier in March making Aadhaar mandatory for school children to get mid-day meals.
However, in a circular issued on June 8, the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has directed all states to conduct Aadhaar enrolment drives and update the details every Friday on its official website.
The ministry has prepared a format to capture the school-wise Aadhaar enrolment data on the mid-day meal web portal. As per the directions, the data entry must be done from the district/block level user into the portal on on every Friday, says the circular.
In the first week of March, the Union government issued an order mandating Aadhaar for the beneficiaries of mid-day meal. However, the order was withdrawn after a few days due to criticism from all levels against forcing children to get Aadhaar.