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Digital Locker

About DigiLocker is a key initiative under Digital India, the Indian Government’s flagship program aimed at transforming India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. DigiLocker ties into Digital India’s visions areas of providing citizens a shareable private space on a public cloud and making all documents / certificates available on this cloud.

Constitution of the Digital Locker Authority under the Information Technology (Preservation and Retention of Information by Intermediaries Providing Digital Locker facilities) Rules, 2016. Click here for the office order.

Appointment of Controller of Digital Locker Authority - Click here to see the office order.

Functions of Digital Locker Authority - Click here to see the office order.

 

DigiLocker

 

About DigiLocker DigiLocker is a key initiative under Digital India, the Indian Government’s flagship program aimed at transforming India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. DigiLocker ties into Digital India’s visions areas of providing citizens a shareable private space on a public cloud and making all documents / certificates available on this cloud. Targeted at the idea of paperless governance, DigiLocker is a platform for issuance and verification of documents & certificates in a digital way, thus eliminating the use of physical documents. Indian citizens who sign up for a DigiLocker account get a dedicated cloud storage space that is linked to their Aadhaar (UIDAI) number. Organizations that are registered with Digital Locker can push electronic copies of documents and certificates (e.g. driving license, Voter ID, School certificates) directly into citizen’s lockers. Citizens can also upload scanned copies of their legacy documents in their accounts. These legacy documents can be electronically signed using the eSign facility.

The platform has the following benefits:

  • Citizens can access their digital documents anytime, anywhere and share it online. This is convenient and time saving.
  • It reduces the administrative overhead of Government departments by minimizing the use of paper.
  • Digital Locker makes it easier to validate the authenticity of documents as they are issued directly by the registered issuers.
  • Self-uploaded documents can be digitally signed using the eSign facility (which is similar to the process of self-attestation).

DigiLocker

 

The following are the key stakeholders in the DigiLocker system:

 

  • Issuer: Entity issuing e-documents to individuals in a standard format and making them electronically available e.g. CBSE, Registrar Office, Income Tax department, etc.
  • Requester: Entity requesting secure access to a particular e-document stored within a repository (e.g. University, Passport Office, Regional Transport Office, etc.)
  • Resident: An individual who uses the Digital Locker service based on Aadhaar number.

The main technology components of the DigiLocker system are:

  • Repository: Collection of e-documents that is exposed via standard APIs for secure, real-time access.
  • Access Gateway: Secure online mechanism for requesters to access e-documents from various repositories in real-time using URI (Uniform Resource Indicator).
  • DigiLocker Portal: Dedicated cloud based personal storage space, linked to each resident’s Aadhaar for storing e-documents, or URIs of e-documents.

DigiLocker importance links

More details on DigiLocker are available at https://digilocker.gov.in/resource-center.php

Location.National E-Governance Division,Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology,4th Floor, Electronics Niketan, 6, CGO Complex, New Delhi -110003.

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