MHRD declares DigiLocker as National Academic Depository

The Ministry of Human Resource Development has designated DigiLocker as the sole National Academic Depository (NAD). The ministry has directed the University Grants Commission (UGC)  to implement NAD as a permanent scheme within DigiLocker.

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NAD will be implemented as a permanent scheme without the levy of any user charges by DigiLocker through the Ministry of Electronics and IT. UGC has also been asked to ensure the transfer of academic awards, creation of student accounts and procedure of verification with DigiLocker.

What is DigiLocker?

DigiLocker is primarily a cloud-based safe, which allows users to store electronic versions of important documents like Aadhaar card, birth certificates, voters ID cards, PAN cards, driving license, property documents and provides access to these on the go.

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