DigiLocker – a Simple and Secure Document Wallet Application

DigiLocker Apps is a key initiative under Digital India, the Government of India’s flagship program aimed at transforming India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy.

Targeted at the idea of paperless governance, DigiLocker is a platform for issuance and verification of documents & certificates in a digital way, thus eliminating the use of physical documents. The DigiLocker website can be accessed at https://digitallocker.gov.in/.

Digital Locker is one of the key initiatives under the Digital India Programme– External website that opens in a new window. A beta version of the same has been already released by the Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), Govt. of India.

Digital Locker is aimed at minimizing the usage of physical documents and enable sharing of e-documents across agencies.

With the help of this Portal, the sharing of the e-documents will be done through registered repositories thereby ensuring the authenticity of the documents online.

Residents can also upload their own electronic documents and digitally sign them using the e-sign facility. These digitally signed documents can be shared with Government organizations or other entities.

Digital Locker system has the following objectives

 Enable digital empowerment of residents by providing them with Digital Locker on the cloud

Enable e-Signing of documents and make them available electronically and online Minimize the use of physical documents

Ensure authenticity of the e-documents and thereby eliminate usage of fake documents

Secure access to Govt. issued documents through a web portal and mobile application for residents

Reduce administrative overhead of Govt. departments and agencies and make it easy for the residents to receive services

Anytime, anywhere access to the documents by the resident

Open and interoperable standards based architecture to support a well-structured standard document format to support easy sharing of documents across departments and agencies

Ensure privacy and authorized access to residents’ data.