Aadhaar-identification not mandatory for NEET exam: Supreme Court

Besides Aadhaar, the candidates for NEET exams can show their passport, voter id or driving licence or give their bank account number for identity.

Published: 07th March 2018 05:17 PM  |   Last Updated: 08th March 2018 05:12 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Giving relief to lakhs of students, the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the CBSE not to make Aadhaar mandatory for enrolment of students appearing in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2018 and other all-India exams.

A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra directed the CBSE to upload the information on its website and said the students could produce other identity proofs, such as ration card, voter identity card, driving licence or passport.

In view of the March 9 deadline for enrolment for NEET, the Bench asked CBSE to do the needful at the earliest.The court was hearing an appeal against a Gujarat High Court order dismissing a plea against the CBSE’s decision seeking Aadhaar number from students preparing for NEET.

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