DigiLocker: Time For India To Go Paperless

By: Natasha Mahesh, 2016-04-28 02:45:00.0Category:  Awareness
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The telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad recently inaugurated Rahuri Municipal Council (RMC) of Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra linking its services with digital locker. With this RMC became first municipal council to attain the status of integrated with digital locker for the issuance of all essential documents. The citizen under RMC area can now apply for the certificates like Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates online without going to Municipal Council and these documents will be available in the Digilocker signed to the citizens.

 DigiLocker is a "digital locker" service launched by the Government of India in February 2015 to provide a secure dedicated personal electronic space for storing the documents of resident Indian citizens. The storage space (maximum 1GB) is linked to the Unique Identification Authority of India(Aadhaar number) of the user. The space can be utilised for storing personal documents like University certificates, Permanent account number (PAN) cards, voter id cards, etc., and the URIs of the e-documents issued by various issuer departments. There is also an associated facility for e-signing documents. The service is intended to minimize the use of physical documents and to provide authenticity of the e-documents. It will also provide secure access to government issued documents. It is also intended to reduce administrative expenses of government departments and agencies and to make it easy for the residents to receive services. To signup the user must possess an Aadhar Card and a mobile number linked to it. DigiLocker is one of the key initiatives under the Digital India Programme. This was released by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Government of India. 

The documentary above is a campaign by Indian Government  with a hope that our country will truly grow as a digital Nation. The documentary features a girl who has a tough time to handling her important papers on the way to a government office. Later on she discovers this DigiLocker service under the campaign Digital India. Watch this video and know more about DigiLocker. 

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