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Government of India’s DigiLocker: How it works

Security concept: Lock on digital screen

The government has announced digital locker facility that will help citizens to digitally store their important documents like PAN card, passport, mark sheets and degree certificates.

Called DigiLocker, it is aimed at eliminating the use of physical documents and enable sharing of verified electronic documents across government agencies. Operated by the Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY), the service has been running in beta since past few months. It will be formally launched by the Prime Minister on July 1.

Presently, Indian citizens will get a maximum of 10MB storage space, which can later be increased to 1GB.

Here’s an step-by-step guide to help you upload your documents in DigiLocker.

Step 1: To sign-up for your DigiLocker, one needs Aadhaar number and a mobile number that is linked to that Aadhaar number. Users can also link the account to their Google, Facebook accounts. Once you have registered, you can start uploading documents in the My certificates section.

Step 2: Select a document type. You’ll have options such as SSC Certificate, HSC Certificate, PAN card, Voter ID card, etc. in a drop down list.

Step 3: You are allowed to provide a name for the document.

Step 4: Fill in some details related to the document being uploaded.

Step 5: Choose the file from your local machine. It should not be more than 1MB in size and only in pdf, jpg, jpeg, png, bmp or gif format.

Step 6: Provide a short description of the document in 50 characters.

Step 7: Click ‘upload’ button. The document should now appear under the ‘Uploaded Documents’ sub-section.

Source: Times of India

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