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NEW DELHI: College and university students who want to opt for the central sector scholarship scheme will have to furnish Aadhaar card, the HRD Ministry has said.
Those who are receiving these scholarships but do not have Aadhaar cards will have to apply for enrolment by June 30.
The Ministry, in another notification, said children who wish to get benefits under the National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme should also apply for the same by June 30. But it has exempted Meghalaya, Assam and Jammu and Kashmir, which has been exempted in the first case too.
However, till the time Aadhaar is assigned to students, they may get scholarships on the basis of documents like Aadhaar Enrolment ID slip, Aadhaar enrolment application, voter’s identity card or PAN card.
According to officials, the move brings in transparency and enables beneficiaries get entitlements directly in a convenient and seamless manner and Aadhaar obviates the need for producing multiple documents to prove identity.
The notifications will be effective from the date of its publication in all states except J&K. (PTI)