External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has jointly inaugurated the integration of E-Sanad with CBSE’s digital repository ‘Parinam Manjusha’ in New Delhi.
E Sanad is an e-service for online verification and attestation of documents of Indian citizens.
E-Sanad an initiative under the Digital India programme that aims to offer faceless, cashless, contactless and paperless document attestation/apostille services.
It will benefit the applicants in India and those travelling abroad as it will enable them to get their documents attested and verified. It will facilitate digital verification by foreign governments.
The integration will pave way for the seamless electronic movement of the documents among the stakeholders.
It allows online filing of applications and saves precious time and money of applicants who at present are required to travel long distances for getting attested by the concerned authorities in States.
eSanad has been designed and developed by NIC.
eSanad has been integrated with Non- Tax Receipt Portal (NTRP) for enabling cashless payment.
The eSanad will be implemented in phases. In the first phase, the initiative has been launched in five passport offices and is in the process of being implemented in the Apostille/ Attestation Cell of the Ministry.
For implementation in States, the initiative is being rolled out on a pilot basis in Telangana. Telangana has become the first state in the country where the pilot ‘e-Sanad’ project has been rolled out.