Digilocker is a kind of virtual Documents locker, launched by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in July 2015. Digi Locker was launched under the Digital India campaign. For the opening of a Digi Locker account, We must have an Aadhaar card. In Digi Locker Portal, citizens of India can store any government certificate, documents with PAN card, Voter ID, etc.
How to create an account on DigiLocker?
- First go to digilocker.gov.in or Android or IOS Application.
- After this, click on Sign Up.
- A new page will open where enter your details like Full Name, DOB, Gender, Mobile No., Email and Aadhar No (All details must be match with Aadhar Card Data).
- After this Digi Locker will send an OTP to the mobile number you have entered.
- After this set your username and password.
- Now you can use Digi Locker.
According to the Digi Locker website, DigiLocker has 61.56 million registered users so far. So far, 4.29 Billion Issued Authentic documents have been uploaded on DigiLocker.
How to upload documents in DigiLocker?
- Log on to Digi Locker.
- Go to the Uploaded Documents on the left and click Upload.
- Write a brief description about the document.
- Then click on the upload button.
On DigiLocker, you can store your driving license, etc. documents along with the mark sheet of your 10th, 12th, graduation, etc. Keep in mind that you can upload only documents of a maximum of 50MB and you can also upload documents by creating a folder.
The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India issued a directive to the traffic police, saying that DigiLocker’s documents will also be valid for verification. And Indian Railways also accepted the documents of Digi Locker for verification. You can show the documents of DigiLocker at the time of verification during traffic police, rail journey, and many more places.
Pros of Digi locker
- No Corruption
- Free Service
- Turnaround Time
- Private cloud storage
- E-Signature Facility
- Fraud Reduction
- Unlimited usage
Cons of Digi locker
- Only for users with Aadhar card
- Registration restrictions