Now, no need to carry around physical copies of Driving Licence (DL) and the Vehicle Registration Certificate – it can all be stored digitally – courtesy the DigiLocker, a secured cloud-based platform.
As a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India project, the government on Wednesday launched the integration of Vehicle Registration and Driving Licenses with the DigiLocker, an online locker facility.
Available for Android OS, the app lets you upload and save all your government-issued documents including PAN card, Aadhar Card, college certificates, property documents and more online.
The service will also be used for on-the-spot verification through the person’s mobile, by law enforcement authorities like Traffic Police. Besides being convenient for people, it will also result in assured authenticity of such documents and reduction of administrative overhead.
DigiLocker is an application which aims at transforming India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. It is a platform for issuance and verification of documents and certificates digitally.
As per the government, when a person signs up for a DigiLocker he gets access to a dedicated cloud storage space for his important documents. DigiLocker currently has 21,26,332 registered users with 24,11,702 uploaded documents and has issued over 4,26,73,232 documents as on Sep 1, 2016.
According to government, with the launch of the service National Register System has got integrated with DigiLocker, making over 19 crore Vehicle Registration Certificates and over 9 crore driving licenses available in the citizens’ lockers.
Instructions issued to use the DigiLocker says that in order to access the digital RC and DL a person needs to first sign up for a DigiLocker. The person then needs to download the DigiLocker Android App from Google PlayStore. In the Mobile App the person will have to select the Issued Documents section and then the DL/RC.
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