DigiLocker aims to ‘digitally empower’ citizens by providing them access to authentic digital documents in their digital document wallets. The documents issued in the DigiLocker system are treated as equivalent to the original physical documents as per Rule 9A of the Information Technology (Protection and Retention of Information by Intermediaries Providing Digital Locker Facilities) Rules, 2016, which was notified by GSR 711(E) on February 8, 2017. Citizens can get the benefit of DigiLocker service through the website and app. To get the benefit of this digital service, the user has to register on DigiLocker.
For this, it is necessary to have an Aadhaar card or an officially registered mobile number. Once you have registered on Digilocker, you can keep all your official documents safe in DigiLocker and download them as needed. Through this service, it becomes easy to use all government services like ration cards, driving license, Covid vaccination certificates, and PAN cards. DigiLocker gets up to 1 GB of storage space.
Benefits to citizens
- Citizens can get their important documents anywhere through this facility.
- The documents available on it are authenticated by the concerned departments and legally equivalent to the original.
- Through this facility, the exchange of digital documents will be easy with the consent of the citizens.
- Through this, delivery of service, government benefits, employment, financial inclusion, education, and health will be easy.
How to register on Digilocker
Step 1. First, go to Digilocker portal https://www.digilocker.gov.in/ then click SIGN UP.
Step 2. A new” Creating account is fast and easy!” page opens then fill all details then press Submit button.
Step 3. Then an OTP receives on your mobile number . Enter it into the given box then press Submit button.
Step 4. Then a new box opens for creating a Username. Create a user name, then press Submit.
Step 5. If the user name finds unique then a message “Your username set to XXX” appears. Then press Ok.
Now your account is created and ready for login. You can log in to your Digilocker using your Username and 6 Digit Security pin.