On 10thFebruary 2015, Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY), Ministry of Communications & IT, Government of India launched India’s first digital locker system – Digital Locker or DigiLocker which offers tremendous benefits with a main purpose of reducing dependency on physical documents and stop fake documents issue.
What is DigiLocker?
The DigiLocker benefit was propelled a year ago by the administration to empower natives to store a scope of authority reports on the cloud. The incorporation of driving permit and vehicle proprietorship records extends the extent of the administration and makes it simpler for those conveying such authority archives each time they advance out of their homes.
DigiLocker gives 1GB of storage room in which clients can store recognizable proof cards issued by numerous experts, instruction endorsements, PAN cards, driving permit and vehicle possession archives and is a piece of the NDA government’s Digital India push to shorten the utilization of physical reports, which is viewed as an unnecessary duplication and exercise in futility.
On September 7, Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, propelled the reconciliation of DigiLocker with the Driving License and Vehicle Registration arrangement of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
The framework won’t just take out defilement, but at the same time is a stage towards understanding the PM’s Digital India drive. It will be at standard with the physical endorsements and archives according to the IT Act, 2000. Air explorers can likewise utilize this at air terminals as substantial personality archives.
This conveys enormous alleviation to a huge number of street clients and also visit air explorers.
The DigiLocker coordination will cover an information base of 19-crore advanced vehicle Registration Certificates and 10-crore driving licenses accessible with the service. This electronic information has been mined from Road Transport Authority workplaces crosswise over States.
Before long, more such archives can be added to successfully lessen the weight of conveying a large group of unique records on one’s individual, valuable in cases from demonstrating one’s character to recalling their PAN number at short notice.
These reports when seen through DigiLocker will be considered legitimate by the investigating expert crosswise over India.
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IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, who was additionally present at the dispatch, said there were at that point 21 lakh enrolled DigiLocker clients in the nation.
How to enlist?
Download the DigiLocker Android application from the Google PlayStore on your cell phone and connection your telephone number with it. It is as of now just accessible on Google PlayStore. Once downloaded, get to the Issued Document area and afterward go to DL/RC. DigiLocker requires Aadhaar card issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India for validation.
DigiLocker Sign-Up Process
In order to avail this service, individual has to first sign-up steps for this are mentioned below:
Step-1: In order to sign-up for digital locker (DigiLocker), individual needs to visit any one of the following three official government websites:
Step-2: Once you’re on this site, enter Aadhar number in the text box as shown below and the captcha and click Sign-Up/Login button. This will generate an One time password (OTP) and would be sent on the mobile number used while registering for Aadhar card. Enter OTP. This process will complete the e-KYC with UIDAI.
Step-3: Once above step is successfully done, user would be successfully registered and following screen would be displayed. Account user can now use this to:
- Upload & store personal documents such as marriage certificates, educational marksheets, tax return documents and many others
- View e-documents uploaded by various issuers
- Share e-documents with requesting agencies to their E-mail. The process is very simple to understand.
Document types that can be stored
The system will allow user to store document of file types: PDF, JPG, JPEG, PNG, BMP and GIF.
DigiLocker Useful Information
- This is the Beta version of the system
- e-Sign implementation is under process
- The scheme will be rolled out at national level
- Various government agencies will also have to sign-up in this system
For more information, user can get details here.