The Central Government is all set to roll out digital locker system for everyone soon. The flagship scheme under Prime Minister’s ambitious Digital India initiative, Digital Locker offers citizens a shareable private space on a cloud and making all documents/certificates available online for its users.
With a focus on paperless governance, DigiLocker System provides issuance and verification of documents and certificates in a digital way to eliminate the use of papers. Users will get a dedicated cloud storage space linked with their Aadhaar Card number after signing up to the online portal. Government officials can directly upload electronic copies of documents and certificates such as driving license, voter ID and school certificate to the user’s locker. Users can access their digital documents anytime, anywhere and share it online. It reduces the administrative overhead of Government departments and also minimizes the use of paper. Digital Locker makes it easier to validate the authenticity of documents as they are issued directly by the government registered issuers.
The Aadhaar-linked DigiLocker will allow people to safe-keep their documents related to address, identity, education and property in a paperless format in the repository's free storage space. The cloud-based system will enable people and agencies to push these documents into the locker and share them electronically. The move has already been integrated in some districts of Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and is about to complete in a number of districts like Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.
Some trusted sources have told The Indian Express that the process will be initiated by next month which will allow the users to keep their documents on his/her name listed with UIDAI (Aadhaar Card).