DigiLocker India also full-formed as “Digital Locker India” is an initiative that is launched under the Digital India Campaign in the month of February 2015 by Government of India so as to take the nation a step forward in the Digital field.
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The aim of DigiLocker:
The aim of this initiative is to empower the citizens of India into a digital society and give a boost to the Digital India Flagship Programme. The DigiLocker program also aims to push the idea of Paperless Governance.
The vision of DigiLocker:
The vision of DigiLocker is to provide every citizen of India a secured shareable private space on a public cloud where you can store all your documents, certificates and personal files (for ex: PAN Card, Voter ID Card, DL, RC, CBSE Certificates and much more) up to 1GB on the cloud.
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In this scheme, a registered user is provided with a maximum of 1GB of cloud storage space. The important thing to note about DigiLocker is that it is linked with Unique Identification Authority of India (Aadhaar Card) of the user. The maximum use of Digi Locker will help in minimizing the use of physical and hard copies of legal documents and motivate the usage of eSigned documents.
Now enough talking, let’s have a glance on key advantages of DigiLocker India.
What are the Benefits of DigiLocker?
Looking at the benefits and advantages of DigiLocker, it is undoubtedly sure that the government based cloud document storage service is going to take the market at a rapid pace. The DigiLocker is very well launched by Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DietY) under the complete surveillance of Ministry of Communications & IT as well as Govt. of India.
Wondering why to use DigiLocker instead we have Google Drive, Dropbox and much more?
Here are the benefits and advantages of DigiLocker that will fetch the all the answers to users doubts instantly.
1. Go Paperless:
With the help of DigiLocker, Government of India is going to push paperless governance to a higher stage and also looking forward to saving paper.
With the help of DigiLocker, users registered in DigiLocker can upload scanned copies of all the important documents like Ration Card, Domicile, PAN, Driving License, RC, Passports, 10th MarkSheet, 12th MarkSheet, Graduation & Post Graduation Certificate, Electricity Bill and many more legal certificates under one roof.
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So in future whenever and wherever a user is asked for legal documents for verification by government agencies while applying for any service, exam etc. the user can just forward the Locker Number and it’s Done, the agencies will verify it on their behalf which intently means free from all hassles of carrying original documents and lots of photocopies all together.
2. Quick, Fast and Rapid Administration:
Applying for legal documents in future will become very use and convenient for users using DigiLocker.
Just apply for PAN Card online and the IT Department will inform about the documents required to issue PAN, eSign all the documents and then all the eSigned documents will be received by Income Tax Department and at last after verification the user will be issued the PAN Card and it will appear in DigiLocker under “Digital Documents”.
Any agency asking for your documents, then instead of sending physical or hard copies of documents a DigiLocker user can send digitally verified copy stored in Issued Documents as URI (Universal Resource Indicator) in DigiLocker.
Now, this is really a fast method to carry out a government job of applying for legal documents.
3. Anytime Anywhere Access & Share:
Registered Citizens with DigiLocker can get access to all of their digital documents anytime, anywhere and can also share it online whenever required. Users can also use the Android Mobile App of DigiLocker which becomes more convenient for users to carry. This is really a convenient feature launched by the Government of India for their citizens.
4. Documents ESign/Self-Attestation:
Online Self-Attestation will also become hassle free for all users with DigiLocker, eSign basically refers to self-attestation and is a very secure way of digitally signing electronic documents online. The e-Signed documents can be provided to all the govt. agencies if required anytime with DigiLocker.
The registered user can sign self-uploaded documents in DigiLocker in their ‘Uploaded Documents’ section using eSign.
5. Better than Other Cloud Services:
DigiLocker is far better than all the other online cloud services provided by various organizations and companies. In other organizations uploading is easy but scanning documents is quite difficult, a user needs another app to scan the documents. But in DigiLocker all the government/legal documents will be in the digitized and scanned format.
In future, all the government, as well as private agencies, will only consider the documents issued by DigiLocker partners to all the DigiLocker users. So it’s better to upload documents in DigiLocker than somewhere other.
6. Corruption & Fraud Free:
Motivating the use of DigiLocker, citizens of India can themselves reduce corruption to a very high level. All the legal documents are shared in a secured manner to the agencies means the complete process is corruption and fraud free, no intermediate will come in between agencies and user to misuse the legal documents of the user.
7. Authenticity in Documents:
All the Issued documents to the DigiLocker users by various registered issuers like (Ministry of Road Transport and Highways all states, CBSE etc.) are very well verified and validated by the govt. agencies. Any document issued to the citizens is government verified and can be used anywhere as legal documents. DigiLocker has made this possible and for sure in future, it will completely change out the process of verification and validation.
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8. Safe and Secured:
DigiLocker is one of the very safest and secured cloud online storage. The user’s data is very well protected and uncompromised with any theft and attack. The DigiLocker is very well secured with some of these latest and advanced technologies:
- 256 Bit SSL Encryption
- ISO 27001 certified Data Centre
- Timed Log Out & Session End.
- Security Audit
- Aadhaar Authentication based Issued Document Access
- User Consent Based System and many more security features.
This means the user’s privacy is not at all compromised from government’s point of view. All the data of users are very well stored and secured in DigiLocker.
These were some of the DigiLocker Advantages and DigiLocker Benefits that are available to all the users FREE of Cost.
Now, this is a highly appreciable step taken by Government of India on the part of “Digital India Programme” to take the nation a long step ahead in the Digital World. DigiLocker for sure will boost the “Digital India Campaign“.