Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) propose to introduce the scheme of verifying the identity of candidates applying for their forthcoming exams through Aadhaar cards.
Ascertaining the identities of candidates during examinations is critical for fair conduct of RRB examinations and prevention of attempts at impersonation. It is also hassle free and convenient mode of verification for the candidates.
The provisions of the Aadhaar Act and the Regulations under the Act have come into effect from 14 September 2016 and notifications to this effect have been published in the Official Gazette. Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act 2016 permits the use of Aadhaar number for establishing the identity of an individual for any purpose pursuant to any law or any contract to this effect.
Accordingly, candidates desiring to apply for employment in the Railways, henceforth, are requested to acquire Aadhaar Cards may furnish their 12 digit Aadhaar number at the time of filling up the online application form.
Such candidates who have enrolled for Aadhaar but have not received Aadhaar Card may furnish 28 digit Aadhaar Enrollment ID printed at the Aadhaar Enrolment slip. The Aadhaar number will be used to match the finger prints taken through biometric attendance system at the time and venue of the examination, with that stored on the Aadhaar server to establish correct identity of the candidate.
Candidates desiring to apply for posts in the Railways are requested to visit the Aadhaar Enrolment centers at the earliest and get them enrolled for Aadhaar.
The above provision is applicable in all states and Union Territories of India except the state of Jammu & Kashmir, Meghalaya and Assam.
Applicants from these states may enter in the online application form, their Voter-ID number, valid Passport number, Driving license number or any other valid Government identity Card number at the time of applying for future RRB recruitments.