No need to keep your important document all times whenever you go outside. Indian government launched the facility to keep your all important documents like your birth certificate, valid Aadhaar card, or unique identification (UID) number to store their government issued documents such as PAN (Permanent Account Number), Voter Identity, Degree Certificates and many others documents in digital locker. You can use this digital locker facility anytime and anywhere with your authenticated user name and password on your secure network.

Digital Locker gov program
Digital Locker gov program

On Tuesday May 19th, 2015, the department of electronics and information technology (DeitY), launched the beta version of the ‘digital locker’, which would allow citizen to keep all their certificates, from birth certificate to university degrees certificate, in digital format online and access them using their Aadhaar numbers.

After Atal pension yojana, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Jivan Jyoti Bima Yojana and Jan Dhan yojana, Center government now launched a new program “Digital locker” to look forward of Digital India. By using this digital locker program government hopes the plan will eliminate the need for people to carry hard copies of certificates issued by states, municipal agencies and other bodies and be the next step to empower citizens.

Beta version of the digital locker is one of the most ambitious aspects of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s to make Digital India programme.

The digital locker scheme envisions placing educational, medical, passport and PAN card details of every Indian in a digital form.

“Digital locker will allow you to securely upload and share your documents anytime, anywhere to authorised users/agencies. The issuer departments will also be able to automatically push the link of your document kept in their repositories,” the website says. The beta version of the locker is being maintained by the Maharashtra government and Tata Consultancy Services.

What is DigiLocker (Digital Locker)?

A digilocker or digital locker is a dedicated personal storage space. This has to be linked to each resident’s Aadhaar number. DigiLocker can be used to securely store e-documents (like; birth certificate, valid Aadhaar card, or unique identification (UID) number to store their government issued documents such as PAN (Permanent Account Number), Voter Identity, Degree Certificates) as well as store Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) link of e-documents issued by various issuer departments. The e-Sign facility provided as part of DigiLocker system can be used to digitally sign e-documents.

How does DigiLocker (Digital Locker) work?

What are the important points require remembering when a new user wants to create their account on digital locker;

  • To Sign-up for the DigiLocker (Digital Locker) you need to have an valid Aadhaar card number and mobile number registered with Aadhaar.
  • Type your Aadhaar number and the captcha code.
  • After clicking signup button, an OTP (One Time Password) will be sent to the registered mobile number and email-id.
  • Enter OTP and click on “Validate OTP” button to complete the sign up and login.

How is DigiLocker (Digital Locker) going to help to their user?

It will minimize the use of physical documents and will provide authenticity of the e-documents. This digital locker will provide secure access to Govt. issued documents. It will also reduce administrative overhead of Government departments and agencies and make it easy for the residents to receive services.

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