CBSE opens 80 lakh digital lockers for class 10, 12 students
New Delhi : In an attempt to contribute towards green environment, CBSE, finally became digital with the board exam marks sheets. The country’s largest education board has opened approximately 80 lakh digital lockers for Class 10 and Class 12 students. Digital lockers is a pathway to provide signed marks sheets, migration certificates and pass certificates to the board students. This new change will possibly reduce the use of papers and will save thousands of trees from being cut down for making papers.
The certificates of students were pushed digitally with PKI based QR Codes on the same day as declaration of results thus making it easier for students to apply for higher education/ Higher secondary education.
Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) is already in the process of making digitally signed certificates available through Digital Locker to its students.
Sources mentioned that in the last six months, CBSE has saved up to 50 thousand trees and up to 30 crore sheets. Beyond this, the idea of switching to digital system has also helped in saving 100 crore rupees which was earlier utilized in producing and printing paper for use by the board.
The digital system in the Central Board of Secondary Education has also allowed the board to take on a more transparent system which is helpful for the students.
In addition to digital locker system, the CBSE board has slowly shifted toward online processes for conducting exam, issuing admit cards and notices too.