Sourced with thanks from The Economic Times (indiatimes.com)
Storing your documents in a meaningful manner such that you can access it easily when you want it is a perennial challenge. In today’s day and age when everything is moving online and/or into a digital format, what you need to consider and use is an electronic storage system that is safe. So here is DigiLocker from the Government of India. Easy to store, east to access and safe. Team RetyrSmart
The smart way to store documents electronically
DigiLocker is a cloud based document storage system of the Government of India. Using this facility, one can store important documents such as PAN cards, mark sheets, insurance policies, certificates, driving license, etc. in an electronic format. These documents can be accessed by the user or any government verifying authority as if these were physical documents submitted by the user.
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Users can avail services of the DigiLocker either by visiting the website: https://digilocker.gov.in/ or, by downloading the digi-locker mobile application.
To register on the DigiLocker, all one needs is to have is a mobile number. One can also register using Aadhaar number which is linked to the user’s mobile number.
Process to register
One can download the mobile application or access the website and enter either Aadhaar number or mobile number. After submitting, an OTP will be generated and sent to the mobile number. Upon authentication, one can create username and password to login to the DigiLocker account. For linking the DigiLocker account with Aadhaar, the user’s mobile number must be linked with his/her Aadhaar number.
One can fetch e-documents such as driving license or registration certificate of vehicles by entering license details or vehicle registration details.
One can upload documents from the ‘Uploaded Documents’ section by clicking the upload icon. To assign a document type to the uploaded fi le, click ‘select doc type’ and choose the document type from the drop-down before saving.
Points to note
- Each citizen can avail a cloud space of up to 1 GB for storing their documents on DigiLocker.
- The government departments also use DigiLocker to issue certifi cates or marksheets in electronic format.