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Bihar toppers scam: Examination forms to be linked with Aadhar to stop forgery

In a  bid to clean up the examination system, post the toppers scam in the state, the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) has decided to begin a new process in a full-fledged manner from next year by linking Aadhaar card number of the students with their examination forms to avoid duplication.

This new initiative is the first to be implemented by any state board in the country. The move will not only add to greater transparency in the exam process but also facilitate easy access to documents.

TRANSPARENCY IN EXAM

“When the student will apply for examinations, they will have to specify their Aadhar card number. Those who do not have Aadhar card are requested to apply for the same in order to benefit from the new initiative of the BSEB,” informed Anand Kishore, Chairman of BSEB.

In case any student is unable to provide Aadhar number along with the examination form, he or she will have to put forward a strong reason for not doing so before the school principal. This move will go a long way in filtering fake candidates who appear in exams as proxy.

AADHAAR CARD A MUST

After the new guidelines issued by the BSEB, 58 lakh students will be required to get their Aadhar cards made immediately. Approximately 32 lakh students in Class 9 and 10, and 26 lakh in Class 11 and 12 have been issued directions in this regard.

“There will be a separate column to fill Aadhar number in examination forms in 2017,” said Anand Kishore.

Toppers scam has hit international headlines after undeserving candidates were declared toppers in Class 12 exams in exchange for money.

 

Source: http://indiatoday.intoday.in

(This Story has been completely carried over from indiatoday.intoday.in and NewsToday.Buzz has not edited the content)

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