New Delhi, Jan 5: Aadhaar based disclosure during the All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE) helped the government in identifying 80,000 ghost teachers who have been working at multiple places as full-term employees. Minister of Human Resources Development Prakash Javadekar said the number of teachers serving at three or more educational institutions are likely to increase after full compliance with its directive. The survey stated that 85 per cent of the teachers have given their Aadhaar numbers. Also Read - Govt Approves Merging of Lakshmi Vilas Bank With DBS Bank India, Revokes Cap on Withdrawal Limit

“There are certain ‘ghost’ teachers who use proxy methods and are apparently teaching at multiple places as full-time employees. After the introduction of Aadhaar, 80,000 such teachers have been identified and action will be taken against them,” The Times of India quoted Javadekar as saying. Also Read - Finance Minister Asks Banks to Ensure All Accounts Are Linked to Aadhaar by March 2021

Javadekar added that the no teacher of any central university was found to be breaching the rules. “The ghost teachers have not been identified in any central universities but in some state varsities and private ones,” he added. Also Read - Linking Aadhaar to Property Will Lead to Major Reduction in Black Money, Says New Survey

Javadekar also ensured that Aadhaar assures security to you without compromising your privacy. “Sharing Aadhaar number is like sharing your mobile number or Email ID. Sharing your mobile number doesn’t mean the person you give it to can see your text messages. Aadhaar works the same way. It is protected,” Javadekar said.

He further informed that there is an increase in overall enrolment from 27.5 million in 2010-11 to 35.7 million in 2016-17 and improvement in Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) which is a ratio of enrolment in higher education to population in the eligible age group (18-23) years, from 19.4 per cent in 2010-11 to 25.2 in 2016-17 which is a significant achievement. He expressed the hope that the GER ratio of 30 per cent would be achieved by the year 2022.

He further informed that Gender Parity Index (GPI), a ratio of proportional representation of female and male, has improved from 0.86 to 0.94 to the corresponding period. To give a further boost to girl-students, the Minister announced that a supernumerary quota in IITs will be increased.

Shri Javadekar informed that the number of institutions of higher education listed on AISHE portal has also increased significantly – from 621 universities in 2010-11 to 864 in 2016-17 and from 32,974 colleges in 2010-11 to 40,026 colleges in 2016-17.