Disregarding Supreme Court order, the University Grants Commission (UGC) recently wrote to all central universities asking them to provide the names of research scholars getting a fellowship, along with their Aadhaar number.
The news was confirmed by a senior UGC official, who said that fellowships and scholarships in central universities have now been been linked to Aadhaar numbers from this academic year.
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Even people availing Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) have been asked to provide their Aadhaar number so they can get their grant via ‘Direct Bank Transfer’.
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These schemes were Public Distribution Scheme, LPG distribution Scheme, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, the National Social Assistance Programme, Prime Minister’s Jan Dhan Yojana and Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation.