With DIGILocker Forget Searching For Your Government Documents

Posted on Jul 7 2015 - 1:45am by Aparna
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With everything going digital, the Government of India has found a new and innovative method to store the important government documents of each and every Indian citizen residing in India. This was introduced in February 2015 and has a maximum of 1GB storage space. It is of great benefit for those who are absent minded and misplace their important documents here and there. Now you can store your important government documents like voter ID, passport, PAN card, Adhaar card, driver’s license, school and college certificates and so on safely in the DigiLocker and sit back without any tension.

 

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Often people spend hours looking for their documents. If one is found out, the other may be at some other place. To solve all such problems, DigiLocker is the best option. Here all your documents are safe and within easy reach. Now you may be wondering what DigiLocker is. DigiLocker is a website and to get access to it, all you have to do is to sign up with your Adhaar card number. Now you will get an SMS in the mobile number that you had given at the enrolment camp. Adhaar card number is the only way to get access to the DigiLocker for the first time. Later on you may change it and have a password of your preference.

After you login to this website, you can upload the important government documents you possess to the DigiLocker. The main purpose of this devise is to reduce the need to carry physical documents to all places. For example, when you apply for your pass port, if your birth certificate, college and school certificates are in the DigiLocker, the officials in the passport office can check these details by using your Adhaar card number and accessing the DigiLocker. So you need not carry these documents to the passport office. Similarly, when you apply for a Driver’s license, the license will be issued straight on your DigiLocker after the details are checked online. This makes it easy to send it for any verification in future.

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As you know, you have to produce your ID for various government services. Some require voter ID, while others may require PAN card, Adhaar card or school certificate. Address proof is also required for many purposes. DigiLocker makes it easy to submit these documents without any hassle. You need not go in search of each document. All you have to do is to sign in to your DigiLocker and get the required document.

Some are of the opinion that storing such documents online may not be safe and lead antisocial elements to misuse them. They say that small mistakes that you make while storing them can lead to bigger issues. However, storing all your documents digitally and getting then whenever you require them is really very convenient. You can have these documents whenever you need, no matter where you are or what time of the day it is.

 

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  1. Romain R October 29, 2015 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    Although it is a good initiative, I think we need a more safe platform. Government sites are always prone to hacking…

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