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Digital locker

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Digital locker

  1. 1.  DigiLocker, as the name suggests, is the Digital Locker launched by the Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DietY), under the Ministry of Communications & IT.  DigiLocker is a cloud storage and is one step forward towards dream of Digital India. What is DigiLocker?
  2. 2.  Now you must be wondering, we already have cloud storage services like Dropbox etc then why we need one more.  The answer is very simple, DigiLocker is a cloud service to avail Govt Services, which can be used for personal storage also.
  3. 3. • Linked to each resident’s Aadhaar number. • Used to securely store e-documents as well as store Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) link of e-documents issued by various issuer departments. • The e-Sign facility provided as part of DigiLocker system can be used to digitally sign e-documents.
  4. 4. • Valid Aadhaar number registered with Aadhaar. • Two Options: • 1)“Use OTP”, an OTP (One Time Password) will be sent by UIDAI to the mobile number and email-id registered with your Aadhaar. • 2)After Clicking on “Use Fingerprint” User will have to put the thumb print on the finger print device. If the finger print is valid, then user is authenticated.
  5. 5. •Kindly ensure that your current mobile number is registered with Aadhaar number •You can update your mobile number by visiting any UIDAI centre
  6. 6. User Id Creation
  7. 7. Document Upload Screen
  8. 8. • It will minimize the use of physical documents and will provide authenticity of the e-documents It will provide secure access to Govt. issued documents. • It will also reduce administrative overhead of Govt. departments and agencies and make it easy for the residents to receive services
  9. 9. Advantages of DigiLocker  The Cost of Providing the Service: DigiLocker will gradually bring down the cost of providing the service by the govt.  It will reduce the govt’s staffing requirement & other operational costs thus will bring the govt expenditure in control. Therefore, if you sign up for DigiLocker, you will indirectly help Govt to reduce the cost of providing the service thus control fiscal deficit.
  10. 10.  The best part is eSign facility is Free whereas for digital signatures, you need to pay annual fees.  DigiLocker shall help to reduce the human interaction to avail Govt Services. This would help in reducing corruption (e.g. issuing passport through agent).
  11. 11.  Paperless documentation :- Any agency (which is registered with Digital Locker System) can request for your documents based on Aadhaar. Instead of sending the physical copy you can send digitally signed (e signed) copy stored as URI (Universal Resource Indicator) in DigiLocker.  The agency can directly access your document from the central repository through URI.
  12. 12.  Reduce Frauds:- The documents stored in digital locker are digital signed (e signed) by addhar card holders. Hence submission of fake documents to agencies registered with digi lock is difficult.  Similarly documents stored with digi lock can only be accessed by authorized agencies. Hence documents related fraud shall be reduced.
  13. 13.  The main advantage of digi locker over private cloud storage services (like google drive) is that our documents can be shared by various financial institutions and government agencies which are registered with digi locker.  Govt is also planning to launch Mobile App for digital locker shortly, which will further make it convenient to access the documents on the move.

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