Some of the primary and secondary schools in Delhi are planning to make Aadhar Card mandatory for all students. This is because some schools come under the purview and need to cash the facilities offered by Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA).
Look at this point of what the whitepaper on Aadhar enabled service delivery has mentioned for facilitate the SSA:
Point number 4.1 of the white paper says that welfare services for Individuals that come under Aadhar enable service delivery are:
It includes schemes that involve payments to service providers providing supplies and services to consumers like Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) program which promotes universal primary education for children; program covers funding for school infrastructure, teacher salaries,books, and uniforms.
So, for all intents and purposes it is essential to schools as they will in future receive SSA funding only based on number of students that may be authenticated using Aadhar Cards.