What is exactly the DigiLocker website created by the Government of India? Is it authentic and working?
Consider this – You are going for an interview. You need to produce your original certificates at the time of interview. Now, if the venue of interview happens to be out of your town, there is this problem of safety of your original certificates. When I went for my interview to Delhi, I was unable to sleep properly during the journey as I was worried about my certificates.
Now, digilock attempts to solve this.
1. Its a dedicated personal storage space, linked to each resident’s Aadhaar number. DigiLocker can be used to securely store e-documents as well as store Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) link of e-documents issued by various issuer departments. The e-Sign facility provided as part of DigiLocker system can be used to digitally sign e-documents.
2. Digilocker would form a link between the certificate issuer, citizens( you and me) and the department (requester) asking for certificates.
3. It will minimize the use of physical documents and will provide authenticity of the e-documents It will provide secure access to Govt. issued documents. It will also reduce administrative overhead of Govt. departments and agencies and make it easy for the residents to receive services
4. So you can sign up using your Aadhar card and the mobile number registered with the card.
This is not limited to just certificates, but any e-documents can be uploaded.
Nevertheless, just like other online solutions, it also has its share of problems –
1. Issue of privacy
2. Theft by online chors.
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