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Aadhar Name Problem

Students applying for the NEET Exam as the entrance to Medical colleges are facing problems. Now that Aadhar linking is mandatory, and they have to provide their Aadhar number. The question that arises is, should you use your name as it is on the Aadhaar card or in your Class 10 school certificate? Can the Aadhar name problem be solved?

A school student, aspiring to be a doctor, is now afraid that his application for NEET would be rejected as his name in the Aadhaar card is different from the one in the school records. There is a slight difference in the surname. The student has two initials as per her school record, whereas her Aadhaar card carries only her father’s name after hers. This is basically the Aadhar Name Problem.

The family tried seeking help from Central Board of Secondary Education but in vain. The telephone numbers and the email ids for help given on the CBSE website are unresponsive and not of any help. Most students are afraid, that they will not even be eligible to appear for the test.

The CBSE website has answered many queries in its Frequently Asked Questions section but none pertain to multiple initials. Due to which the students and their parents are left helpless as to what could be the course of action that needs to be taken.
State School Education officials said they maintained an education information management system. Most schools are also taking efforts to ensure that the names in the school records are given for the Aadhar card, to avoid this sort of unnecessary hassle later on. This will ensure that only the name in the school records is taken for Aadhar. Parents need to be vigilant and understand that the issues with changing names and alphabet for numerology purposes, can cause problems at a later stage. A student who is appearing for Class 12 has already appeared for a public exam and as the details furnished in Class 10 certificate will be considered final, the student would have to adhere to the name provided to the school.

Solution to Aadhar name problem

However now, the solution that presents itself is for the student to change the name in Aadhaar card as it offers an online edit option, an official said.

A.T.B. Bose, the general secretary of Management of Private CBSE schools, said, “The parents could go to an e-seva centre and correct their child’s name in Aadhaar card to match the school records. Within three days the Aadhaar card with the corrected name can be downloaded and that can be used to apply for NEET. Schools should have a mechanism to compare the names on Aadhaar card and its record and alert the parents.”

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