State Bank of India (SBI) has proposed to introduce a scheme of verifying the identity of candidates applying for all its recruitment processes through Aadhaar cards. The scheme will be made compulsory from July 1, 2017.

According to an official notification issued by the SBI Central Recruitment and Promotion Department, ascertaining the identities of candidates is critical for the fair conduct of recruitment process and prevention of impersonation.

So while applying for appointment, it will be mandatory to furnish the 12-digit Aadhaar number.

If a candidate is keen on applying has not received the number, he/she will have to furnish 28-digit Aadhaar enrollment ID.

Why Aadhar?

Pursuant to Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act 2016, SBI will use the Aadhar number to match the biometric information taken through a biometric attendance system at the time of examination/ interview/ medical fitness test/ reporting for joining with that stored on the Aadhaar server to establish the identity of the candidate.

The provisions of Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 (the Aadhaar Act 2016) and the Regulations under the Act have come into effect on various dates as published in the Official Gazette.

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