Municipalities Told to Adopt DigiLocker

Published: 29th April 2016 12:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th April 2016 12:32 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad urged the municipal bodies across the country to adopt DigiLocker where the Citizen will have access to all these documents at any time, that help in digitalizing governance and make administration paperless.

Indian citizens can sign up for a DigiLocker at, get an account in the cloud storage space that is linked to their Aadhaar (UIDAI) number.

Organizations that are registered with Digital Locker can push electronic copies of documents and certificates like driving license, Voter ID, School certificates etc. directly into citizens lockers, facilitating ease of access and retrieval from anywhere.

Citizens can also upload scanned copies of their legacy documents in their accounts.

These legacy documents can be electronically signed using the eSign facility.

On Thursday, Rahuri Municipal Council of Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra became the first Municipal Council to attain the status of integrated with digital locker for the issuance of all essential Documents. Prasad formally launched this service in Delhi as part of Digital India Programme.

“It is important that every Indian should have access to their important certificates on a digitial locker, so they are safe and easily accessible,” Communications Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

He said digitalization of governance was essentially meant to bring in transparency in the administration and restore peoples’ confidence in Government.

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