19 September 2021
Aiming to reduce the rise in document forgery, the Maharashtra State Board of Skill Development (MSBSD) has decided to go against India’s crypto ban narrative to make use of Ethereum-based public blockchain.
Neil Martis, the CEO of LegitDoc, emphasized that while the certificates are verified using the traditional manual methods, MSBSD will start advocating only the digital verification method for all the manual verification requests next year.
“We have an active work order from the Govt of Karnataka (Dept of Information Technology and Biotechnology). We are in talks with the Government of Telangana (school education dept) and Higher & Technical education dept of Maharashtra to implement LegitDoc for their student community,” stated Martis, unveiling the interest of various local government authorities.
Adding further, Martis stated that mainstream institutions such as the National Institute of Technology (Surathkal) and Ashoka university are also planning to implement a similar solution for countering the ongoing forgery of documents. Besides, the partnership with LegitDoc will categorize India among early adopters of the e-governance system for education with the Massachusetts Institution of Technology (MIT), Singapore, and Malta.
“In the last 10 years, there has been a rampant increase in forgery of government-issued documents that have caused huge financial & reputational losses to the stakeholders involved,” addressed, Dr. Anil Jadhao, while citing blockchain’s capability in curbing the frauds linked to document forgery.
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