Aadhaar seeding for scholarship: Mobile hitch hits SC, ST students in rural areas

Thousands of students belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes are worried about losing scholarship this year as they have not been able to give consent for Aadhaar seeding before the February 15-deadline as demanded by the Social Welfare Department to implement direct benefit transfer. The issue is that many of the rural students did not have a mobile phone, which is mandatory to complete the process of seeding, during enrolment for Aadhaar or still do not have one. The students eligible for scholarship have to give consent for…

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