CBSE Becomes First Board To Partner With MEA For eSanad

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

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CBSE Becomes First Board To Partner With MEA For eSanad

Ministers Sushma Swaraj, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prakash Javadekar launched eSanad

New Delhi:  Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has become the first education board in the country today to partner with the Ministry of External Affairs in a landmark e-initiative -eSanad- which will facilitate online attestation of academic documents of Indian students aspiring to go aboard for higher education or employment. Students planning to go abroad for studies will not have to run around colleges and universities or approach "touts" for verification of their documents, with the government introducing an online mechanism for it, reported PTI.

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

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 eSanad 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, said a statement from CBSE.

"The digital academic certificates from this repository are also available to students through Digi Locker," said the CBSE Chairman.

eSanad is aimed at online verification of the documents with an objective to extend contactless, cashless and paperless document attestation/ apostille service to applicants in India as well as abroad.

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The integration of e-Sanad with Parinam Manjusha will help the applicants avoid long travels and precious resources of time and money for getting their documents attested by the concerned authorities in States. It also allows filing the application online, said a statement from MEA.
eSanad has been designed and developed by NIC and will be implemented in phases. As a pilot run, the first phase of eSanad has been started in five passport offices and presently it is in the process of being implemented in the Apostille/ Attestation Cell of the Ministry.

For implementation of eSanad in the States, it is being integrated with the General Administration (NRI) Department of the Government of Telangana as a pilot project. General Administration Department of the Government of Telangana is starting the online processing of application for attestation of documents soon.

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