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Enrol JEE applicants for Aadhaar on priority basis: UIDAI

CBSE has made Aadhaar card mandatory for JEE applicants

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The Unique ID Authority of India has directed all registrars and enrolment agencies associated with it to enrol applicants of CBSE's on priority basis.

"has directed all its Registrars and enrolment agencies to enrol applicants on priority basis," Chief Executive Officer Ajay Bhushan Pandey said in a statement.

has made card mandatory for applicants.

In its order dated November 26, said: "All the Indian citizen candidates should possess card issued by At the time of filling application form of (Main)-2017, the candidates will have to enter their number, name, date of birth & gender which will be validated with the UIDAI's data."

has already issued more than 108.27 crore numbers to the residents of India.

In the age group of 5-18 years, 24.3 crore Aadhaars (69.5 per cent) have been generated as of November 15, 2016.

"In order to facilitate enrolment on priority basis to the applicants, has asked all its Regional Offices to make necessary arrangement of enrolment facility at all its enrolment Centres and also at the facilitation centres in each city of examination being set up by the till the last date of application," Pandey said.

No payment should be charged by these centres from the applicants for enrolment, he added.

First Published: Mon, November 28 2016. 15:13 IST