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DigiLocker – Your Documents Anytime Anywhere | How to use DigiLocker


DigiLocker – Your Documents Anytime Anywhere | How to use DigiLocker

DigiLocker – Your Documents Anytime Anywhere | How to use DigiLocker

DigiLocker is a key initiative under the Digital India Programme targeted at transforming India into a digitally empowered society. It is a platform for issuance and verification of documents & certificates in a digital way, thus eliminating the use of physical documents. It is a facility provided by Government of India for the citizens to save their important documents. In this post, let’s take a look at how to use DigiLocker.



What is DigiLocker?

DigiLocker is personal electronic space for storing documents. It is a secure cloud based platform for storage, sharing, and verification of documents & certificates. When you sign up for a DigiLocker account then you will get a dedicated cloud storage space which is linked to your Aadhaar number.



Key Features of DigiLocker

Some of the key features of DigiLocker are listed below:
1. DigiLocker is available in both website and DigiLocker App form.
2. It is a key initiative under the Digital India Programme.
3. You can access your documents anytime anywhere from your mobile devices.
4. It eliminates the use of physical documents.
5. It provides secure storage and access to all your documents.
6. It provides a dedicated cloud storage space that is linked to your Aadhaar number.
7. You can store both issued and uploaded certificates and documents.



Benefits of DigiLocker

1. You can access your digital documents anytime, anywhere and share it online. This is convenient and time saving.
2. It makes it easier to validate the authenticity of documents as they are issued directly by the registered issuers.
3. Self-uploaded documents can be digitally signed using the eSign facility.
4. It reduces the administrative cost of Government departments by minimizing the use of paper.

Components of DigiLocker

DigiLocker account has the following components:

1. Dashboard

This is the first page you see when you login to your DigiLocker account. It also shows a summary of all your documents.

2. Issued Documents

This section shows the URIs (links) of the documents or certificates issued to you by the Government department or other agencies participating in DigiLocker.

3. Uploaded Documents

This section shows all the documents which are uploaded by you.

4. Shared Documents

This sections shows the list of documents which you share with others via email.

5. Activity

This section is a log of the activities you performed in your DigiLocker account.

6. Issuers

This section lists the departments and agencies that are registered on DigiLocker as Issuers.


How DigiLocker works?

You have to sign up with your mobile phone number and sync the DigiLocker account with your Aadhaar number. Once this is done, now you can get your documents from issuers. You can also upload documents and e-sign them. Once you have e-signed the documents, you can start sharing them with requesters.


How to use DigiLocker?

To start using DigiLocker you have to sign up first for DigiLocker account.
1. Download DigiLocker App or visit DigiLocker website https://digilocker.gov.in/
2. Click on sign up button in the top right corner of the window.
3. Enter your mobile number and click on “Continue” tab.
DigiLocker – Your Documents Anytime Anywhere | How to use DigiLocker
4. You will get an OTP on your mobile number.
5. Enter the received OTP and click on “Verify” tab.
6. Once click on “Verify” tab, you will be directed to a new page.
DigiLocker – Your Documents Anytime Anywhere | How to use DigiLocker

7. Here, enter your username and password and click on “Signup” tab.
DigiLocker – Your Documents Anytime Anywhere | How to use DigiLocker

8. The system will show you a message as “Your DigiLocker account was created successfully”. But to get the best from DigiLocker, you have to enter your Aadhaar number in the space provided.
DigiLocker – Your Documents Anytime Anywhere | How to use DigiLocker

9. To link your Aadhaar with your DigiLocker, your mobile number must be registered with your Aadhaar. You can skip this step if you don’t have Aadhaar number or your mobile number is not registered with your Aadhaar. Click on “Continue here” tab.
10. Done! Your DigiLocker account is ready to use.
DigiLocker – Your Documents Anytime Anywhere | How to use DigiLocker


You can read the FAQs about Digilocker here FAQs 

DigiLocker Helpline
You can contact DigiLocker at support@digitallocker.gov.in.



Stakeholders in DigiLocker System

There are three major key stakeholders in the DigiLocker system:

1. Resident

An individual who uses the DigiLocker facility based on his/her Aadhaar number.

2. Issuer

Any Government or private institution or company issuing e-documents to individuals in a standard format and making them electronically available e.g. CBSE, Registrar Office, IT Department, etc.

3. Requester

Entity requesting secure access to a particular e-document stored within a repository (For example University, Passport Office, Regional Transport Office, etc).



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