Digilocker: With Over 10 Crore Unique Users And 5 Billion Document Uploads, Govt Platform For Paperless Service Grows Rapidly
DigiLocker platform, a flagship initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) under the 'Digital India' mission, has reached over 10.2 crore users and 1,819 issuers.
As proof of its wide usage, around 496 crore digital documents have been made available in DigiLocker to date from various Government, Semi-Govt, Private and autonomous departments/ institutions.
DigiLocker is the union government's initiative to create an electronic version of documents, which can be easily verified and stored in printable format.
The users can store their documents such as insurance, medical reports, PAN card, passport, marriage certificates, school certificates, and other digital documents.
DigiLocker already issues digital copies of ration cards for 15 states and marriage certificates for 17 states. Additionally, DigiLocker is in discussion with Passport Seva for the issuance of passports.
"DigiLocker team is constantly in touch with the concerned departments for onboarding new services. The integration of the ministries/departments solely depends upon the administrative approvals issued by the respective ministries/departments," the Ministry of Electronics and IT said.
Various workshops for DigiLocker are being held in States and UTs to create awareness in the government departments about the benefits of DigiLocker and detailed descriptions of how to integrate with DigiLocker.
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