CBSE becomes the first Board to partner with MEA for e-sanad

CBSE becomes the first Board to partner with MEA for e-sanad

CBSE has become the first education board in the country today to partner with the Ministry of External Affairs in a landmark e-initiative which will facilitate online attestation of academic documents of Indian students aspiring to go aboard for higher education or employment.

The Hon’ble Minister of External Affairs Smt. Sushma Swaraj in the gracious presence of the Hon’ble Minister of Electronics and Information Technology, Law and Justice, Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad and Hon’ble Minister of HRD Shri Prakash Javadekar launched the e-sanad software.

Shri R.K. Chaturvedi, IAS, Chairman CBSE, presented CBSE Parinam Manjusha - the Digital  repository  of academic records of CBSE affiliated students which has been integrated with e-sanad  software of MEA to provide hassle free access of attested certificates and marksheets of students  of  CBSE affiliated schools to universities and prospective employers. The academic records can be  stored, accessed and updated anytime anywhere. Employers and educational institutions can use this  repository to verify academic records of CBSE students online. The digital academic certificates from this repository are also available to students through Digi Locker said the Chairman. At present almost 25 Lakh Class X and XII digitally signed academic records such as mark sheets, pass certificates, migration certificates of 2014, 2015 and 2016 are available on a nominal payment of `100/- through payment gateway. Legacy data will also be added gradually. Parinam Manjusha also helps the verifiers who  can  register for free. 232 verifiers have made use of this facility so far.

The Ministry of External Affairs is the nodal authority for attestation/apostille of the documents  including mark sheets, degrees and other documents for Indian students. The MEA receives a number of requests for attestation of documents issued by CBSE and various other boards and universities. Under the current process such documents are  required  to  be  verified  by  education  departments   of   the  state  governments concerned  and  then  attested/apostilled  by the Ministry of  External  Affairs.  For  this purpose, the students are required to visit various offices for which they face a number of problems. e-sanad will provide ‘apostilled’ printed on the digitally signed certificate and given to the consumer.

The  Hon’ble  Minister  of  Human  Resource  Development  Shri  Prakash  Javadekar informed  that   beginning  with  CBSE  today,  the  records  of  48  Boards  and  800 Universities  will  be  made  available  electronically  through  the  National  Academic Repository possibly in the next two years.

The Hon’ble Minister of IT Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad appreciated the effort of MEA, HRD and CBSE and said that e-sanad software will help in strengthening the ongoing mission to make India fully digital with the intent of making services simple, inclusive, developmental and affordable.

The Hon’ble Minister of External Affairs Smt. Sushma Swaraj praised the effort of the Ministry of HRD, Ministry of IT and Chairman CBSE in promptly coming forward for this useful service for citizens which was an urgent need of the day.


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Courtesy: CBSE