Special drive to enroll students
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The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has decided to undertake a special drive for enrollment of school and college students for Aadhaar card to ensure that they don't have to miss classes for the purpose.
A proposal to this effect was approved by the Women and Child Welfare Committee. "The state government has decided to make it compulsory for students to have their Aadhaar card to avail benefits of scholarships and other schemes. It had been observed that the students had to miss their classes standing in the queue to enroll for Aadhaar card, which was affecting their studies," said Shiv Sena corporator Kalpana Thorve.
She added: "If the PMC decides to organise a drive exclusively for students by doing the enrollment in respective schools and colleges, the latter will not miss their classes."
The civic administration accepted the proposal saying this would help the students get enrolled for Aadhaar card in large numbers. Earlier, the PMC had made it compulsory for all its civic staff to get enrolled for Aadhaar. The civic administration has also demanded that the state government provide additional agencies for enrollment of Aadhaar card and increase the number of machines allotted for the purpose.
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