Cabinet likely to discuss proposal for establishing NAD

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet is likely to discuss soon a proposal for establishing a National Academic Depository (NAD) which is aimed at preserving records and curbing educational fraud to help employers verify job applicants’ qualifications.

The HRD ministry has been working to create a NAD under which academic awards and certificates are verified, authenticated, accessed and retrieved in a digital depository.

Under the plan school boards, colleges and universities, etc, would digitise the certificates of their students which would be preserved.

Sometime back Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar had also inaugurated a a National Conference for awareness on NAD last month.

It is learnt that deliberations on NAD may take place in a meeting of the Cabinet tomorrow.

In addition, a proposal to establish an IISER in Odisha is also expected to come up soon for discussion in the Cabinet, it is understood.

PTI

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