With CBSE Class 12 results to be announced soon, and students heading to study abroad, an online mechanism to verify documents has been launched by the board today.

As soon as this mechanism gets started, students need not run around colleges and universities or approach "touts" for verification of their documents.

On Wednesday, the External Affairs Ministry and HRD Ministry launched the integration of "eSanad", used for online verification, with CBSE's "Parinam Manjusha", the academic repository of degrees and certificates of students.

Here's what the HRD minister said:

"A centralised CBSE digital repository of academic records was launched in September last year. Employers and educational institutions can use this repository to verify academic records of students online," Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said in a recent PTI report.

Features of eSanad:

  • While, explaining about the online mechanism, CBSE Chairman, RK Chaturvedi said the verifiers can register on the portal, after which their request will be approved by CBSE
  • After due approval from the board, students can verify students' result data by making online payment
  • After that, the verification data will then be emailed to the verifier

During the launch, the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that the new system will reduce the role of "touts" who were running a "racket" so far.

Further, she said, "There were touts who would charge Rs 10,000 to 15,000 and get the verification done through some contacts."It was a big racket which was functioning which was not only putting the applicants through financial stress but also they were required to go through a tedious process."

Moreover, over the matter of marks moderation policy, Prakash Javadekar said that CBSE will continue to give grace marks, but spiking of marks beyond that will not be acceptable in any case.