DigiLocker app, India’s cloud-based storage platform, has 100 million users
DigiLocker, the nation’s first secure cloud platform for storing, issuing and verifying documents and certificates digitally, has surpassed 100 million users.
Launched in 2016 by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), DigiLocker allows Indians to digitally store a copy of 568 miscellaneous documents on a secure cloud platform.
Led by Aadhaar card details, the app has issued around 4.94 billion documents to date and currently has 101.1 million registered users.
The platform that was launched under the Digital India initiative, initiated by the Indian government to digitally empower the knowledge society and economy, targets the idea of paperless governance.
According to the government, DigiLocker has eliminated the use of physical documents, allows access to them anytime, anywhere, being able to share them online and preventing tampering.
Through the app, self-uploaded documents can be digitally signed using the eSign feature, which is similar to the self-attestation process.
It is a personal storage space for securely storing electronic documents and links to these official certificates.
From a citizen’s perspective, this reduces the hassle of transporting physical documents.
One of the goals of Digital India is for a person to have a private space on a public cloud. A Digital Locker account is a convenient way to store certificates in a digitized format.
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