WHAT ARE DIGITAL LOCKERS?

What are Digital Lockers?

The Government of India launched the Digital Locker facility on 1 July 2015 to help citizens digitally store their important documents such as PAN cards, passports, mark sheets, and degree certificates. If you are connected to the Aadhaar number then you can upload the documents, get the issued documents like RC copy. To get this facility, all you need is an Aadhaar card. You can open a digital locker account by entering the Aadhaar card number.


The most important thing about this service is that you can use your documents anywhere through a digital locker, now you do not have to use the papers again and again. The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) has recently launched a beta version of Digital Locker.


Digital Locker or DigiLocker is a mobile app and website of the Government of India where you can upload and store your documents like PAN card, passport, mark sheet, and degree certificate for free. You get 1GB of free space for all your documents. Basically, it is like a physical locker where you store your jewelry and documents but this locker is digital and will store digital information. This locker frees you from carrying physical documents everywhere.


Is Digital Locker Safe? Digital Locker uses the same security that all banks use for internet banking. They use your registered mobile number and email address to send you OTPs, one-time passwords. This is the only way you can get access to a digital locker.


 Signing up for DigiLocker is easy - all you need is your mobile number. Your mobile number will be authenticated by sending an OTP (one-time-password), after which choose the username and password. This will create your DigiLocker account. After your DigiLocker account is successfully created, you can voluntarily provide your Aadhaar number (issued by UIDAI) to avail of additional services.


WHAT ARE DIGITAL LOCKERS?


Uses of Digital Locker


  • Citizens can share their digital documents anytime, anywhere online. It is convenient and also saves time.
  • It reduces the administrative load of government departments by reducing paper usage.
  • Digital locker makes it easy to validate the authenticity of documents because they are issued directly by the issuers.
  • Self-uploaded documents can be digitally signed using the eSign facility (which is similar to the process of self-verification).

The major stakeholders in the DigiLocker system are the following:


Issuer: Entity for issuing e-documents to individuals in a standard format and making them available electronically. CBSE, Registrar Office, Income Tax Department, etc.


Requester: Requesting secure access to a particular e-document stored in a repository (eg University, Passport Office, Regional Transport Office, etc.).


Resident: A person who uses a digital locker service based on the Aadhaar number.


How to Create a Digital Locker Account


If you also want to open a locker, then it is very easy-


  1. First of all, you have to apply http://digitallocker.gov.in/.
  2. After that, you have to create an ID.
  3. After that, you log your Aadhaar number.
  4. Then some questions related to you will be asked, after which your account will be created and after that, you download all the personal documents in it, which will be loaded in it forever.
  5. Your login ID and password will be your own which you can open anywhere.

Benefit from the digital locker 


  • Using Digital Locker Cannot Be Fraud
  • In this, fake documents can be avoided.
  • It is a completely clean and hygienic process.

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