GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Human Resource Development
DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL EDUCATION & LITERACY
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.3986
TO BE ANSWERED ON May 11, 2012
Fake Mark Sheets and Degrees
3986. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:
Will the Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to State:
(a) whether Government is aware of the rampant sale of fake marksheets and degrees of Boards and Universities in the country;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) the action Government has taken or proposes to take in this regard?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(DR. D. PURANDESWARI)
(a) & (b): Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) being a national board has not come across such incident in respect of mark sheets and Certificates issued by CBSE. The Council of Boards for School Education (COBSE) being an association of national and state school education boards receives enquiries from various individuals and institutions for verification of such mark sheets and certificates usually issued by various fake boards in the country. Universities being statutory bodies have inbuilt mechanism in their Acts to tackle such menace of fake mark-sheets and degrees.
(c) The Government has decided to create a National Academic Depository to eliminate fraudulent practices by facilitating Online verification of academic certificates and degrees.