The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) is set to become the country's first state board to link students' examination forms with their Aadhaar numbers to avoid duplication and facilitate easy access to documents.
The initiative will be implemented from the BSEB's compartmental exams, which are scheduled for November.
"While submitting examination forms, students will have to specify whether or not they have Aadhaar numbers.
Those who do, will have to mention it on their forms. Students who do not have Aadhaar cards are requested to apply for the same so that they can also benefit from the move," BSEB chairman Anand Kishor said on Saturday.
The decision was taken after Kishor had a talk with Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) DG Ajay Bhushan Pandey, who was in Patna on Friday.