Union Human Resource Development Ministry has made Aadhaar mandatory for students to avail benefit under the Central Sector Scholarship Scheme for College and University.

Reasons for the move
This moves aims to bring transparency and enable beneficiaries get entitlements directly to them in a convenient and seamless manner. Besides, single Aadhaar proof will also obviate the need for producing multiple documents to prove identity. Aadhaar is a 12 digit unique number linked with an individual’s demographic and biometric information, which serves as an authentication tool throughout India.