01/12/2016 10:23 PM IST | Updated 01/12/2016 10:45 PM IST

Haryana Board Makes Aadhaar Card Compulsory For Class 10 And Class 12 Exams

Apparently, this will prevent forgery of certificates.

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Students coming out after appearing in the first English paper of the class XII CBSE examinations in Gurgaon.

CHANDIGARH-- Board of School Education Haryana (BSEH) has made it mandatory for students of Class 10 and 12 to have Aadhaar card while applying for the 2017 examination.

The use of Aadhaar will prevent forgery of certificates and impersonation cases, and ensure that the candidates' details are complete and accurate, Chairman, BSEH, Jagbir Singh said in a statement today.

Aadhaar was used in the examination process earlier too, though it was not mandatory, Singh said.

The Board has taken several steps to ensure smooth implementation of the decision.

Schools which did not provide Aadhaar of candidates earlier may now fill up the relevant column in the checklist sent by the Board, he said.