Hyderabad: India Railways is one of the largest employers in India. Aspirants who plan to get jobs in Railways shall be required to furnish the 12 digit Aadhaar Number at the time of filling up the application. Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) have decided that in all future railway recruitments, the applicants compulsorily need to furnish the 12 digit Aadhaar Number or 28 digit Aadhaar registration receipt at the time of filling up the application.
RRBs have notified that the prospective candidates who wish to apply for future RRB examinations and do not have Aadhaar card should get themselves enrolled with UDAI and get Aadhaar card. RRBs clarified that during the exam, through a biometric attendance system, their fingerprints can be collected and matched with the one stored with Aadhaar server.
The provision of submission of 12 digit Aadhaar Number while applying exam conducted by RRBs is applicable to all states except Jammu & Kashmir, Meghalaya and Assam. Also applicants from these states will have to enter valid passport number, Voter-ID card no, driving license no or any other valid government identity card in the online application form.
Hence, Railways Recruitment Boards have requested all eligible candidates planning to apply for RRB exams are requested to visit the Aadhaar Enrolment centres to get them enrolled for Aadhaar.
This step is taken by RRBs to conduct the examinations in a fair manner by preventing attempts at impersonation and ascertaining the identities of candidates at examination. Also RRBs mentioned that for candidates, the use of Aadhaar is a convenient and hassle free mode of verification of identity.