DigiLocker is steadily transforming India into a digitally empowered society
Governments of Madhya Pradesh in September 2017 issued a notification to accept Digital Driving License and Vehicle Registrations provided by DigiLocker on mobile phone. Soon, Karnataka followed the suite. So in Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka MP you can now conveniently show your digital driving license from your DigiLocker mobile app to the traffic police when asked for it. Thus DigiLocker saves the hassle to carry these documents in your wallet. You do not need to worry about loss or theft of your important documents. This is a digital revolution. DigiLocker has made 28crore digital driving licenses and vehicle registrations available to citizens. Over 235crore authentic documents have including Aadhaar, PAN, LPG Subscription Vouchers, Educational Certificates, Income Certificates, Birth Certificates have been made available through DigiLocker. CBSE has now made over 5crore certificates of class X and XII students from 2004 available in DigiLocker. Maharashtra State Education Board has issued over 12crore digital certificates from 1990 onwards. Students can use these digital mark sheets and certificates in online application process. These details can be verified electronically and the delays in admission process due to physical verification can be eliminated.
Other success story is of certificates such as Income, Birth, Marriage and Caste that are available through e-District services of states. Over 15 states are now providing these certificates through DigiLocker. You can now use the certificates available in your DigiLocker while applying for services of over 18 public and private organizations that have become DigiLocker Requestors. You can now apply for a PAN card and provide supporting documents from DigiLocker. Government eMarketplace (GeM) now allows the sellers to provide supporting documents from DigiLocker. NoPaperForms, a startup providing a digital enrolment management platform to academic institutions, has introduced paperless application process using DigiLocker for SRM University (Chennai), Bennett University (Greater Noida), Manav Rachna International University. Companies like Indiabulls Housing Finance Limited, Whatsloan.com, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company Limited, Funds Tiger and BankBazaar have turned to DigiLocker for accept authentic documents required for loan and insurance applications. This is just a beginning of an era of faceless and contactless service delivery.
DigiLocker is continuously evolving with the aim to enable delivery of government services online and efficiently. It is being adopted in innovative ways to make citizens lives hassle free.