The Indian Government has said that it has launched a service to digitise the process of attestation of documents for those going abroad, so that they are spared the trouble of visiting government offices for the purpose.
As per reports, 'e-Sanad' -- an initiative of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), in association with two other ministries -- will initially be hosting school leaving certificates with the help of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). In subsequent phases, the portal will also host documents from central universities.
As per reports, 'Parinaam Manjusha', the CBSE repository of documents like mark-sheets and migrations certificates, has been integrated with e-Sanad for this purpose.
Commenting on the issue, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said that she collaborated with the ministries of Human Resource Development (HRD) and Electronics and Information Technology to execute the task, which was close to her heart.
"Every individual who goes abroad needs to get tens of certificates attested... There was such corruption that if anyone in Bangalore (Bengaluru) wanted to get his documents attested in Delhi to go abroad, there would be touts to do this for him for money," she added.
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