Digital Locker Scheduled to be Launched on 1st July 2015 by the Hon. Prime Minister

22 Jun 2015


How are you storing all your important documents such as PAN card, passport, mark sheets and degree certificates today? They must be stored in physical format in a folder. We share these documents and their paper copies with other agencies as proof of identity (PoI) and proof of address (PoA). To store all these physical documents is a difficult task not only for you but also for these agencies. Moreover, authenticating the originality of these documents is a cumbersome task for the agencies. And have you ever wondered about the safety of these documents in case of fire or theft? So, it is very important to bring the issuers of the document, the citizens and the user agencies on one platform.

To address all these concerns, Govt. of India has created a platform calledDigital Lockerthrough Department of Electronics and Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. The beta versionof the application was released on 10th February 2015.

Digital Locker is scheduled for a national launch on 1st July 2015 by the Hon. Prime Minister.

What is Digital Locker?

Digital Locker is a key initiative under Digital India program. It aims at eliminating the use of physical documents and enables sharing of verified electronic documents across agencies. Digital Locker provides a dedicated personal storage space in the cloud to citizens, linked to citizen’s Aadhaar number. It will enable various organizations registered on Digital Locker to push certificates of citizens directly in their Digital Locker in electronic format. Citizens can also upload and securely store the scanned copies of legacy documents in Digital Locker. These legacy documents can be electronically signed using eSign facility. A citizen can share these electronic certificates online with various departments and agencies registered on Digital Locker while applying for the services provided by them. Thus, Digital Locker brings the citizens, issuers and requestors on one platform.


What are the key benefits of Digital Locker?

Digital Locker will provide secure access to documents issued by various agencies. It uses authenticity services provided by Aadhaar. Digital Locker will minimize the use of physical documents by use of the electronic documents. It is easy to validate the authenticity of these documents as they will be issued directly by the registered issuers. Digital Locker will reduce the administrative overhead of departments and agencies created due to paper work. It will also make it easy for the residents to receive services by saving time and effort as their documents will now be available anytime, anywhere and can be shared electronically.

How to Sign up for Digital Locker?

To Sign-Up for your Digital Locker, you need your Aadhaar number and a Mobile number that is linked to that Aadhaar Number. Here are simple steps to signup –

  1. Visit the Sign up page of Digital Locker.
  2. Enter your Aadhaar number in the Aadhaar Number box and click Use OTP button.
  3. A one time pin (OTP) will be sent to your mobile through a SMS.
  4. Enter this OPT in the OTP box and click Validate OTP button.
  5. The application then asks you to create a username and password. Enter these details and click Submit button.
  6. On successful registration you will see My Certificates page. You are signed up!

So, if you are not already signed up, you canclick here to create your own Digital Locker today!

To know more about Digital Locker, please visit the Resources page of the Digital Locker.

To visit the blog on beta release of Digital Locker click here.

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  • Arun Patro - 8 years ago

    What are all govt document targeted for? What is the guarantee, govt personal not misuse my document.

  • Bhoj Bolia - 8 years ago

    What about security of storage of documents. The authorised entity may misuse by taking print outs of these documents. What Measures taken to avoid misuse of these documents. We have seen many instances, where copies of such ID documents are thrown in dustbin & seen with scrap vendor (RADDI WALLA).

  • ChandraBabuNaidu Kakani - 8 years ago

    Awesome project…

  • Vinoth Kumar_6 - 8 years ago

    Good idea… Need to check the privacy policies and then we can implement it… but security will play a very important role in that. So need a highly confidential network which no one can hack it in future.

  • Shailesh narendra jain - 8 years ago


  • Vijay Agrawal_4 - 8 years ago

    Sir, even after after approaching twice, aadhar card of myself and my wife has not been delivered to us. Number has been created but card never reached us. There are numerous people imy area who have the same grievances. Faulty address printed in card and callousness of our post office are to be blamed. Plz do something.
    Vijay Agrawal
    Ward no. 06
    At/po. RAIRANGPUR-757043
    DISTT. Mayurbhanj (Odisha)
    Mob. 9437038510

  • shivam shukla - 8 years ago

    There is no mobile no registration. On adhar so pls resolve it his issue .

  • reetesh rai - 8 years ago

    very nice idea… modiji is full of ideas… he will definetly transform our country… we have lot of faith in him… this is one of very nice step…

  • DEBAPRATIM DAS - 8 years ago

    Everyone in India do not have Aadhar

  • DEBAPRATIM DAS - 8 years ago

    This was my idea anyway good u implementd it finally but for scanned images to be considered authentic they have to be digitally attested by some body.Let me give you guys one more idea offices like NSDL be opened all across to verify actuals with scanned copies and attested this will improve the content and make it authentic and workable.Know what this will improve employment generation also if a fee is charged.Get back to me if some more ideas are needed I have many………..