Physical document gone, India to accept digital lockers

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If you are worried of carrying physical copies of your various land, bank as well as IDs for official work, here is some good news. The Union Government has decided to accept the digital papers as original and accordingly it has asked the state to accept the same.

As per the new rule, all your valuable documents are to be scanned and stored in a cloud space which will be linked to your Aadhaar number.

With the idea of paperless governance, and an aim to make life simpler for citizens, the government announced that documents such as driving license, car registration, voter ID, PAN card, school and college certificates, and many other documents issued by the government will now be accepted, when presented in digital form. These documents can even be used for photo ID purposes at airports and railway stations.

DigiLocker, as the name suggests, is a ‘digital locker’ for citizens to securely save copies of all their documents.

DigiLocker is a platform for issuance and verification of documents and certificates in a digital format, thereby 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 or UIDAI number.

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