Certain problems like not being able to locate an old mark sheet or certificate, or of renewing of passport for some official work may be able to get sorted out easily. The scholarship opportunities in India will also be on one platform so students don’t miss out on opportunities.
On July 1, 2015, the government of India is planning to launch a number of ambitious projects like eBasta on which all the NCERT text books along with other state books will be available for download, free of cost under ‘Digital India’. Another initiative by the government for the Aadhaar card holders will be a DigiLocker facility. Through this facility, Indians will be able to secure their certificates and access them online at their own convenience. The DigiLocker facility will ensure the elimination of the usage of fake documents.
According to TOI and their sources, in the department of Information Technology which is under the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, the preparation and implementation of these pet projects are being monitored by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his office themselves.
A technical resource person who is working on eBasta in the IT department told TOI, “eBasta is an e-resource portal. The app will enable one to download e-text books, lectures and practical videos, and audio files, store them and access them on phones, tablets or computers even when internet connectivity is not available. The idea is to bring publishers, free as well as commercial, and schools to come together. Schools on this platform can create structured resources. For students it will reduce the burden of physical books and easy access to structured resources created by schools.”