Aadhaar is Mandatory for Scholarships wef 2016-17
Higher Secondary Education
From 2016-17 onwards, Aadhaar has been made mandatory for all Government subsidies/ scholarships which would be disbursed directly into the beneficiary’s bank account seeded with Aadhaar number. The Cabinet Secretariat has directed that all DBT disbursals to be Aadhaar-linked by 31st December 2016.
In light of the above, all students who are availing scholarship or wish to apply for the same under “Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships for College and University Students” (CSSS) should obtain Aadhaar number, if not already done, and have it seeded with their bank account for uninterrupted disbursal of scholarship to their bank account. For applying for online/offline Aadhaar card, please visit URL: .