Come July, the Narendra Modi government is planning to launch under ‘Digital India’ a number of ambitious projects like eBasta on which all NCERT text books as well as some State Boards’ textbooks will be available online for downloading from an app free of cost. Another initiative for Aadhaar card holders will be digital locker—DigiLocker—facility which will enable Indians to secure their certificates and access them online at the click of a button. Filling up online forms using the e-sign facility and the DigiLocker will ensure elimination of usage of fake documents.
A media report states that these are the pet projects of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his office has been personally monitoring the preparation and implementation of the projects.
Recently, Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani had said that students across the country will no longer struggle to get a copy of a lost college certificate, and digitisation of every certificate of every university in India would help resolve problems faced by many students grappling with loss of paper certificates.