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Proper and safekeeping of important documents such Driving License, PAN card, Passport, Mark sheets/degree, Wills, Agreements, ITRs etc. is of paramount importance. With increased use of e-governance we require these documents more often than not for submission to various government/non-government agencies alongwith Know Your Clients (KYC) as proof of identity (PoI), proof of address (PoA).

Not only this, these documents are required to be authenticated with originals before their submission to various authorities/agencies.

To address all these concerns, Govt. of India has created a platform called   Digital Locke r through Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. The   beta version   of the application as released on 10th February 2015.


Digital Locker is scheduled for a national launch on 1st July 2015 by the Hon. Prime Minister.


What is Digital Locker?

Digital Locker is a key initiative under Digital India program. It aims at eliminating the use of physical documents and enables sharing of verified electronic documents across Government agencies. Digital Locker provides a dedicated personal storage space in the cloud to citizens, linked to citizen’s Aadhaar number. It will enable various Government departments registered on Digital Locker to issue certificates to citizens directly through Digital Locker in electronic format. Citizens can also upload and store the scanned copies of older documents securely in Digital Locker. They can also digitally sign the uploaded documents using the eSign facility. A citizen can share these electronic certificates online with other Government departments and agencies registered on Digital Locker while applying for the services provided by them. Thus, the Digital Locker brings the citizens, issuers and requestors on one platform.

What are the key benefits of Digital Locker?
Digital Locker will provide secure access to Government issued documents. It uses authenticity services provided by Aadhaar. Digital Locker will minimize the use of physical documents by use of the electronic documents. It is easy to validate the authenticity of these documents as they will be issued directly by the registered issuers. Digital Locker will reduce the administrative overhead of Government departments and agencies created due to paper work. It will also make it easy for the residents to receive services by saving time and effort as their documents will now be available anytime, anywhere and can be shared electronically.

How to Sign up for Digital Locker?
To Sign-Up for your Digital Locker, you need your Aadhaar number and a Mobile number that is linked to that Aadhaar Number. Here are simple steps to signup –
1.    Visit the  Sign up page of Digital Locker .
2.    Enter your Aadhaar number in the Aadhaar Number box and click Use OTP button.
3.    A one time pin (OTP) will be sent to your mobile through a SMS.
4.    Enter this OPT in the OTP box and click Validate OTP button.
5.    Create a username and password. Enter these details and click Submit button.
6.    On successful registration you will see My Certificates page and you are signed up

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