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Aadhar Card not Mandatory for Getting Eligible for Scholarships

Those students who are eligible enough to get scholarships under the Ministry of Social Justice would not have to suffer due to the absence of Aadhar cards. It was made clear in the Lok Sabha that Aadhar cards would not be mandatory for the beneficiaries to get eligible for scholarships.

Mar 21, 2015 14:41 IST
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Those students who are eligible enough to get scholarships under the Ministry of Social Justice would not have to suffer due to the absence of Aadhar cards. It was made clear in the Lok Sabha that Aadhar cards would not be mandatory for the beneficiaries to get eligible for scholarships.

Vijay Sampla, the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha said that whether the students have or don’t have Aadhar cards won’t change a thing and the scholarships for the academic year 2015-16 would be given directly to the bank accounts of the selected beneficiaries. Scholarships would soon get released which would in turn help the needy students with their aspirations of getting higher studies.

He added in his reply, “Necessary instructions have also been issued to ensure that no eligible beneficiary for the scholarship suffers for want of Aadhar.” While answering to another question raised in the Lok Sabha the minister pointed out that the Centralised Public Grievance Redressal and Monitoring System has sorted out 106 grievances related to scholarships in the country and is expected to work in the direction more effectively.

Important Points

  • Lok Sabha clearly mentioned that Aadhar cards would not be mandatory for the beneficiaries to get eligible for scholarships
  • Scholarships would soon get released which would in turn help the needy students with their aspirations of getting higher studies

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