It was a major relief to the parents and students when The Unique Identification Authority of India or UIDAI affirmed that students cannot be refused admission in schools for lack of Aadhaar card. It also advised the schools to coordinate with local banks, post offices, state education department and district administration to hold camps for Aadhaar enrollment and updation.

Calling instances where schools have refused admissions for want of Aadhaar “invalid and not permitted under the law”, the Aadhaar-issuing body has said that “no child should be denied admission and other facilities for lack of Aadhaar”.

In case of lack of Aadhaar the students can be given admission through other means of identification.