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Students don't Need to Attest Documents Anymore
Oct 03, 2014

Students applying for courses in universities will no longer require attestation of their documents as self-certification will be enough, a development that will come as a huge relief to them. Following up on the decision taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the UGC has sent a communication to Vice Chancellors of universities across the country asking them to initiate urgent steps for implementing the measures. It gave them a week's time to comply with the directions.

The move would come as a huge relief to students as obtaining attestations from gazetted officers to documents involved a lot of hassles. The measure posed more difficulty for students in rural areas scouting for a gazetted officer. The system of self-attestation is aimed at simplifying procedures. Under this method, original documents are required to be produced at the final stage of admission.


According to the UGC, self-certification is citizen-friendly and obtaining either an attested copy or affidavit not only costs money to the poor citizen but also involves wastage of time of citizens and government officials.


Several universities have already started accepting self-attested documents and the communication is intended to set a time-line for the rest to follow it.


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