The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is contemplating to issue mark sheets and other certificates in digital format along with the hard copies, according to officials from the Information Technology (IT) ministry.
The students can store such certificates in their digital lockers.
The modalities to issue digital certificates is being worked out by IT ministry and CBSE. The digital certificates are likely to be issued in the next two months.
The ministry is striving to involve all academic institutes in issuing certificates, which can be stored in the digital locker, added the officials.
According to TOI, Digital lockers were launched by the government in February 2015 and since then there have been more than 1 lakh users.
The most number of users are from Madhya Pradesh (24,000 plus), followed by Uttar Pradesh (more than 17,000) and Gujarat (over 13,000). Individuals with Aadhaar number are able to open their digital locker account free of cost.
Digital lockers were introduced with an aim to provide relief from carrying files/getting copies attested or verified. The Department of Electronics and IT is working with many entities to issue digital certificates.