Digital Locker is one of the key initiatives under the Digital India Programme. A beta version of the same has been already released by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Govt. of India.
Digital Locker is aimed at minimizing the usage of physical documents and enable sharing of e-documents across agencies.
With the help of this Portal, the sharing of the e-documents will be done through registered repositories thereby ensuring the authenticity of the documents online. Residents can also upload their own electronic documents and digitally sign them using the e-sign facility. These digitally signed documents can be shared with Government organizations or other entities.
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Need of Digi Locker
The first advantage of the Digi Locker is that you can access your documents from anywhere you’re your Aadhaar number. You need to keep the burdens of files. Less use of physical paper as well as will endow the authenticity of the e documents. You will be able to access the Govt. Issued documents easily.
Components of Digi Locker
My Certificates : This certificate has two sub sections
Digital Documents: This contains the URI’s of the documents issued to the user by Govt. departments or other agencies
Uploaded Documents: This subsection lists all the documents which are uploaded by the user. Each file to be uploaded should not be more than 1MB in size. Only pdf, jpg, jpeg, png, bmp and gif file types can be uploaded.
Issuer : Issuer is an entity issuing e-Documents to individuals in a standard format and make them electronically available.
Requesters : Requester is an entity requesting secure access to a particular e-Document stored in the repository.
Resident : An individual(You) who uses the Digi Locker Service based on AADHAR and OTP (one time password) authentication.
Objectives of Digi Locker
Enable e-Signing of documents and make them available electronically and online Minimize the use of physical documents
Ensure authenticity of the e-documents and thereby eliminate usage of fake documents
Secure access to Govt. issued documents through a web portal and mobile application for residents
Reduce administrative overhead of Govt. departments and agencies and make it easy for the residents to receive services