NEET-Aadhaar link to check impersonation?
Chennai: Bombarded with complaints of impersonation and fraud in the National Eligibility and Entrance Tests in 2019, the National Testing Agency has sought permission from the Centre to use Aadhaar data for its 2020 exam, its director general Vineet Joshi said. If the centre agrees, fingerprints and iris scans of students taken at different stages — application, examination, counselling and admission — will be verified with details stored in the national registry.
Students will be asked to submit their Aadhaar number and their biometric data will be used for verification with data in the unique identity card, he told TOI. “At present, we collect students’ fingerprints twice in the examination hall, once before the start of the exam and another at the end. But these are not digital records. They are taken on paper,” he said.