Over 1,00,000 Digital Lockers have been opened within 100 days of its launch. DL is one of the key initiatives under Digital India, which is aimed at eliminating the use of physical documents. It will allow agencies to push the documents mapped to their Aadhar number and facilitates citizens to upload their electronic documents using the e-sign.
Electronic documents will be from anywhere. In case of disasters, non availability of documents, it is easily accessible by user even when the documents are lost.
No more long queues or procedures to get the documents.
Digital Locker is provided free of charge.
Residents can share the documents with other agencies/departments without having to share photocopies, scan copies, document uploads, etc. Sharing is possible on feature phones, SMS and text based systems.
Government documents can be verified online eliminating the use of fake documents/certificates.
Only the owner has the right to see and share the documents.
Birth and domicile certificates may be applied online. User agencies will be authorised to access the documents by the owner digital locker. Local bodies issuing documents can push these certificates in digital form directly in the Digital Locker eliminating the risk of fake document.
DL allows hassel free registration of Sim Card, LPG connection, driving license. Digital Locker entails government to provide services at the door step of citizens.