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Driving Licenses and Vehicle Registration Papers with DigiLocker App – Digital India

Driving Licenses and Vehicle Registration Papers with DigiLocker App – Digital India
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If you drive a vehicle in India, you won’t have to fret about forgetting your driver’s license or car registration papers any more.

Indian government updated their Android app – DigiLocker which now lets users upload soft copies of their driving licenses and vehicle registration papers, in addition to Aadhaar card, PAN card etc. These digital copies of their documents will be deemed valid by traffic police and other law enforcement agencies. The move effectively frees people from the hassle of carrying paper documents everywhere they go.

DigiLocker is a “digital locker” service launched by the Government of India in February 2015 to provide a secure dedicated personal electronic space for storing the documents of resident Indian citizens.

DigiLocker is merely a secure digital cloud storage where any “Aadhaar” card (Unique Identification Authority of India) holder can sign up using their phone number and avail the free 1GB of space. Starting right away, citizens can sync their essential documents including driving license, certificates, PAN card, vehicle registration papers, voter ID card, and more. Although, the ability to add driving license and vehicle documents are new, as the app otherwise has been in existence for over a year. The uploaded files will be directly verified by traffic police and other law enforcement agencies.


To get started, download the DigiLocker app and request an OTA by hitting the “sign up” option. It will also require your Aadhaar card’s barcode for unique authentication. However, a majority of users including me are facing trouble receiving the SMS, so it might take a day or two for the app to function properly. After all, it is going to be downloaded concurrently by millions of Indians.

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Through DigiLocker, the government is providing its citizens 1GB of storage space, which they can utilize to store their college certificates, as well as identification cards such as voter identification card, and Permanent Account Number (PAN). DigiLocker requires a person to use their biometric-enabled Aadhar card (Unique Identification Authority of India) for authentication.

A part of the country’s growing Digital India push, DigiLocker aims to curtail the use of physical documents and reduce administrative expenses of government departments and agencies in things such as attesting documents numerous times, and wasting time and paper on documentation.

The application already has over 2 Million users and with the inclusion of driving license verification, we’re quite sure Digilocker will significantly boost India’s progress towards being a digital country.

 

 

 

 

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