The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) along with the Ministry of External Affairs has launched an online mechanism for students planning to go abroad for studies.
The mechanism will help the students not to run around colleges and universities or approach “touts” for verification of their documents.
“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 at the launch.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that the new system will help in reducing the role of “touts” who were running a “racket” so far.
Explaining the mechanism, CBSE Chairmanm RK Chaturvedi said, for the verification, verifier needs to register on the portal, after which the CBSE will approve their request.
After due approval, they can verify students’ result data by making payment online. After verification, data will be emailed to the verifier and the corresponding student will also be notified.
The touts were charging around Rs 10,000 to 15,000 to get the verification done.
“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,” Swaraj added.