How to use Digital Locker in this Cyber World
The students breathed a sigh of relief after the long wait for their results. This made their parents busy with arranging all the required documents in proper order and keeping them safe for the admissions process. The students were excited and overwhelmed to take admissions to their dream colleges and universities.
Sign up for the Digital Locker portal, https://digilocker.gov.in/, and its smartphone app using your username and password. I had been using Digital Locker since the year 2017 and I was really satisfied with its service. I also explained to my uncle the simple 5-step process of opening the Digital Locker account.
Following are the step by step guides which one must follow to open a Digital Locker account:
1. Visit the Digital Locker website and click on the Sign-Up with your email id or you can download the Digital Locker app too
2. Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number
3. OTP will be sent to your mobile number
4. Enter the OTP and select validate OTP (One Time Password)
5. Once your OTP is successfully validated, your Digital Locker Registration process is successful
Now all the states have started recognizing Digital Locker. There are numerous benefits of having a Digital Locker account such as Citizens can access their digital documents anytime and share them online for their ease and convenience.
It lessens the governmental overhead of government offices by limiting the usage of paper, empowers computerized strengthening of occupants, guarantees the validity of the e-archives, and along these lines wiping out the use of phony reports, guarantee protection and approved admittance to inhabitants' information and a lot more advantages that residents can appreciate. Many more benefits can be found with a Digital Locker account.
It also helps in keeping other important documents safe such as a driving license, voter ID, PAN card, and Aadhar card.
Digital Locker is a key initiative under Digital India corporation, the Indian Government’s flagship program aimed at transforming India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. Digital Locker ties into Digital India’s vision areas of providing citizens a shareable private space on a public cloud and making all documents/certificates available on this cloud.
Targeted at the idea of paperless governance, Digital Locker is a platform for issuance and verification of documents & certificates digitally, thus removing the use of physical documents. Indian citizens who sign up for a Digital Locker account get a dedicated cloud storage space that is linked to their Aadhaar (UIDAI) number.
Organizations that are registered with Digital Locker can push electronic copies of documents and certificates (e.g. driving license, Voter ID, School certificates) directly into citizens’ lockers. Citizens can also upload scanned copies of their legacy documents to their accounts. These legacy documents can be electronically signed using the e-Sign facility.
The platform has the following benefits:
Citizens can access their digital documents anytime, anywhere, and share them online. This is both useful and time-saving.
It reduces the administrative overhead of Government departments by minimizing the use of paper.
Digital Locker makes it easier to validate the integrity of documents as they are issued directly by the registered issuers.
Self-uploaded documents can be digitally signed using the e-Sign facility (which is similar to the process of declaration).
The following are the key stakeholders in the Digital Locker system:
Issuer: Entity issuing e-documents to individuals in a standard format and making them electronically available e.g. CBSE, Registrar Office, Income Tax department, etc.
Requester: Entity requesting secure access to a particular e-document stored within an archive (e.g. University, Passport Office, Regional Transport Office, etc.)
Resident: An individual who uses the Digital Locker service based on the Aadhaar number.
The main technology components of the Digital Locker system are:
Source: Collection of e-documents that are exposed via standard APIs for secure, real-time access.
Requesters can obtain e-documents from numerous sources in real-time utilizing the Access Gateway, which is a secure online system (Uniform Resource Indicator).
Digital Locker Portal: Dedicated cloud-based personal storage space, linked to each resident’s Aadhaar for storing e-documents, or URIs of e-documents.
Benefits of Digital Locker
Customers gain cost savings, the elimination of policy copy non-delivery problems, faster insurance service response times, faster claims processing and payment, fewer disputes and frauds, and so on.
Some of the other benefits are:
One can save important documents anytime and from anywhere.
One can authenticate documents, legally on a par with originals.
One can easily share documents with others.
Faster service delivery - Government benefits, employment, financial inclusion, education, health.
Reduced administrative overhead: The process reduces the administrative overhead by minimizing the use of paper and curtailing the verification process.
Secure document gateway: It acts as a secure document exchange platform like a payment gateway between the trusted issuer and trusted Requester/Verifier with the consent of the citizen.
Kids will learn about the concept of Locker and Digital Locker
Benefits of Digital Lockers
Should be aware of how to access the internet. Should have an Aadhar-card.