Benefit of midday meal scheme to continue without Aadhaar


After a backlash, the Centre has clarified that no one will be deprived of the benefits of subsidy schemes for the want of an Aadhaar number. Other identity proofs will be accepted, the HRD ministry has clarified.

The clarification comes after several persons objected to the announcement of making Aadhaar mandatory for getting scholarship benefits under the midday meal scheme.

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