Javadekar emphasizes to roll out use of National Academic Depository

| Updated: Sep 10, 2016 00:22 IST

NewDelhi [India], Sept. 9 (ANI): Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday called upon all the states to roll out use of the National Academic Depository. Speaking at the inauguration of a National Conference for awareness on National Academic Depository (NDA) here, he said, "Establishment of a National Academic Depository is a step towards the Digital India vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The securities depositories in the country have already made dematerialization of the financial securities and have been ensuring the safety of the financial wealth of the investors." "This system can now be replicated for the educational awards. It is high time the academic awards are verified and authenticated, accessed and retrieved in a digital depository," he added. He called upon all participants to resolve to target year 2017 to roll out use of National Academic Depository and encouraged the institutions present to change the mindset by welcoming technology in the form of NAD and make it a reality. For doing so, the Minister emphasized on three things- change in mindset, absorbing 'tried, tested and trusted technology' and thus enhancing transparency and authenticity. Minister of State HRD, Mahendra Nath Pandey said, "Now even the poorest of the poor are able to seek access to higher education, thereby increasing the number of individuals seeking educational certificates. The need for such a measure as NAD is well established. The initiative, he stated, will be a footprint into a new era of 21st century." (ANI)