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Haryana creates document database, now student verification just a click away


Geetanjali Gayatri

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 14

Sparing applicants the trouble of standing in long queues, cutting down admission time and providing verified documents at the click of a button, Haryana’s ambitious Parivar Pehchan Patra (PPP) programme is beginning to bear fruit.

The online admissions in the 2021-22 session to undergraduate courses in 327 participating colleges became a cakewalk, thanks to the availability of this consolidated data that is complete with various documents verified under the PPP programme.

Unique family ID

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Of the 1.96 lakh candidates who registered for admissions, the PPP data for 1.78 lakh was available immediately. The remaining 18,000 students whose names did not figure in the PPP records belonged to other states and did not have the PPP ID.

Principal Veena Behl of Government College, Alewa, said the auto-fetch provision had simplified admissions considerably. “In manual submission, the forms and certificates invariably had different name spellings, blank fields and other discrepancies. With just an ID to fill, the information in the forms was uniform. Further, against 15 minutes spent on admitting a student and verifying documents, we only spent just over two minutes since the documents were verified,” she said.

The PPP data provided an exact match for nearly 1.49 lakh applicants and the income certificates of 1,068 candidates was available under their PPP ID. However, the NIC (National Informatics Centre) used the data available under SARAL programme to provide income certificates of others. This meant that the applicants did not need to submit their income certificates. Caste certificates of over 46,000 students were available on entering the unique PPP number.

“In admissions conducted manually, the students would have had to bring certificates, get these corrected (in case of errors) and provide various proofs. We used to have online verification committees in colleges to verify all submitted documents. This time, the auto-fetch mode handled most of this requirement,” said Sunil Taneja, Principal, Government College, Bilaspur.

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