COIMBATORE: The Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu Limited (ELCOT) has decided to collect the ‘Aadhaar’ card details of school and college students, who have received free laptops from the State government.
Based on a letter from the Higher Education Department, the Commission of Technical Education has written to the principals of the government and aided polytechnic colleges, asking them to collect the ‘Aadhaar’ number of diploma students, who had received free laptops between 2013-14.
Principals have also been asked to submit a report of ‘Aadhaar’ mapping on a monthly basis to Directorate of Technical Education. N Arul Murugan, CEO, Coimbatore, said, “We have received communication from the School Education Department asking us to collect details of ‘Aadhaar’ number of those students who have received the State government’s free laptops, which we are doing it now. But we do not know the reason behind the move, he added.