Blueprint of Permanent Education Number (PEN) Card for Reducing Paper Usage Ratio in Education and Job Sector
Rahul Kumar Ghosh1, Jayanta Kumar Das2, Anirban Dasn3

1Rahul Kumar Ghosh*, Information Technology, Seacom Skills University, Bolpur, West Bengal, India.
2Dr. Jayanta Kumar Das, Information Technology, Seacom Skills University, Bolpur, West Bengal, India.
3Dr. Anirban Das, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Engineering & Management, Kolkata, India.

Manuscript received on October 11, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 23 October, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 10, 2019. | PP: 3285-3290 | Volume-9 Issue-1, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: A9172119119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.A9172.119119
Open Access | Ethics and Policies | Cite | Mendeley | Indexing and Abstracting
© The Authors. Blue Eyes Intelligence Engineering and Sciences Publication (BEIESP). This is an open access article under the CC-BY-NC-ND license (

Abstract: Several decades ago, it was a thought that usage of paper will reduce with the advancement of technology but rather it has been increased through the printing/photocopying of different documents specifically in education and job sector, as there is a much need of paper consumption, which in turn leading a perceptible environmental impacts like air pollution, deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions, etc. This study intends to develop a concept where entire documents (education and job sector) will be digitalized. Furthermore, this study aims to propose a framework that will be ensuring the reduction of paper consumption as well as condense the negative environmental impacts. Besides, this paper focuses to study the paper usage estimation in the education sector (enrolment of various levels) and job recruitment process as well as the effect of the paper industry on the environment. It is observed that the average paper used yearly 659078400 by an Indian. This study adopted a qualitative approach by embracing some case studies moreover observation methods have been used to obtain the outcomes. This study concludes that using the PEN (Permanent Education Number) of an induvial, fetching data will be erased as the data will remain digitalized, which furnishes several advantages i.e. reducing fraud, increase the data lifespan, reducing of manual paperwork, saving the environment, etc. Henceforth, the digitalization of enrolment in the education sector and recruitment in the service sector is indispensable to restraint the upsurge of paper used along with decrease the subsequent environmental impact.
Keywords: PEN, Environmental Impact, Paper Consumption, Digitalization, Education Sector
Scope of the Article: Environmental Engineering