DigiLocker is a "digital locker" service operated by the Government of India that
enables Indian citizens to store certain official documents on the cloud. The service
is aimed towards reducing the need to carry physical documents, and is part of the
government's Digital India initiative. 1 GB of storage space is offered to users
to store identification card issued by government agencies, education certificates,
PAN cards, driving license, vehicle ownership documents and some other documents.
Targeted at the idea of paperless Governance, DigiLocker is a platform for issuance
and verification of documents and certificates in a digital way, thus eliminating
the use of physical documents. Indian citizens who sign up for a DigiLocker account
get a dedicated cloud storage space that is linked to their Aadhaar (UIDAI) number.
Organisations that are registered with Digital Locker can push electronic copies
of documents and certificates (e.g. driving licence, Voter ID, School certificates)
directly into citizens lockers. Citizens can also upload scanned copies of their
legacy documents in their accounts. These legacy documents can be electronically
signed using the e-Sign facility.
Users need to possess an Aadhar card to use DigiLocker. For sign-up, the Aadhar
card number and the one-time password sent to the Aadhar-associated mobile number,
need to be entered. For later log-ins, the user can set their own password or link
the account to Facebook or Google logins.