India to set up digital locker authority for e-governance

Enthused by the response to the DigiLocker scheme, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government plans to set up an authority to maintain its digital locker system for efficient delivery of services to the citizens.

The scheme which garnered over 2 million registered users since the launch including 17,000 users under the age of 10 years, was started a year back under the government’s Digital India initiative for e-governance.

The authority, which is in the works, will licence and authorise service provider to offer digital locker portals, access gateways and repository facilities electronically, in accordance with the rules. It will also set up a digital locker directory, according to a note reviewed by InfraCircle.

The DigiLocker registration allows Indian citizens a shareable private space on a public cloud system wherein their documents and certificates can be accessed. Organisations that are registered with DigiLocker can provide electronic copies of documents and certificates such as driving licence, voter identification and school certificates directly to the citizen’s locker.

How can I get a DigiLocker account?

Signing up for DigiLocker is easy –
all you need is your mobile number.

  • Your mobile number will be authenticated by sending an OTP (one-time password) followed by selecting a username & password. This will create your DigiLocker account.
  • After your DigiLocker account is successfully created, you can voluntarily provide your Aadhaar number (issued by UIDAI) to avail additional services.

For further information please go through  http://digilocker.gov.in

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