Now no need to carry physical documents of the vehicle registration with you, as they will be now stored in Digilocker - an app used to store your documents on cloud and view it on the go.
On Wednesday, September 7, Union road minister partnered with IT Minister to permit all the citizens to store the documents online. Digilocker app was launched a year ago by Department of Electronics and Information Technology. To use this service, You can upload the documents online on www.digitallocker.gov.in or the Other way is you can store the documents on the DigiLocker App and can access these documents anywhere. As per the report, there are currently 2.1milion users on DigiLocker who have used this service to upload Permanent Account Number(PAN), Driving License, Voter ID cards, Educational Certificates and various other personal documents.
To use DigiLocker, you just need an Aadhar Card and a number registered with the card. After that, you can upload your personal documents in XML format, which allows you to digitally sign a document. Due to this service, all the people will be benefited as documents can be verified by the on the spot by any of the government officials and also will decrease the administrative work.
Gadkari said, “This platform is a major step forward towards ensuring greater transparency and cutting down corruption and red-tapism. The move will benefit a large number of people by facilitating ease of access to the documents”.
Union road transport minister Nitin Gadkari also said, “The system will not only eliminate corruption but is also a mega step towards realising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India drive. Citizens can use this at airports as a valid identity document”.
Information and Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on the launch of the event said, “It will serve to bring agility and efficiency to the entire process of issuance of driving licenses and vehicle registration certificates through IT enablement.”
Also, he said, “All such downloaded documents will have the QR code to authenticate them and as per the IT Act all digitally signed documents will be treated at par with the physical issued documents”
Now all of these documents can be verified by the traffic police using the QR code in offline mode. The main purpose of the service is to minimalize the use of physical documents and adding more documents on the app as these documents are being verified by the government.