DigiLocker - a simple and secure document wallet
DigiLocker 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
There is a discussion of traffic currencies across the country. There are also fights with the traffic police over documents. There the government has made it clear that vehicle papers can also be shown on a Digilocker or M transport app from a smartphone. Digilocker is not just for car papers but it is a treasure trove of your documents. Where you can upload documents to the app and keep them safe. And it is also considered valid by some government departments and private companies on the app.
Documents can be shown by Digilocker in many departments like traffic, railways, vehicle papers can also be placed in transport.
What is this Digilocker?
Digilocker is a government locker of documents. In which the required documents can be downloaded and saved in digital format. These documents are valid for government departments and some private services. There is a fear of losing it if you keep it with the original document. Xerox does not validate some sections. Then you can easily open the document on Digilocker and show it anywhere. The documents available on it are considered legal under the Indian IT Act 2000.
But even online is a danger?
Digital Locker is the government's only application. Equipped with many security features like Aadhaar Verification and ISO 27001 Certified Data Center.
Are all the documents available in the application?
There are 210 types of documents available on Digilocker. It includes documents like driving license, pen verification, standard marksheet in 10-12. Which is officially announced by 116 department-institutions.
What is the use of a government document?
Any kind of required document can be uploaded. For example, you can save by uploading tax documents, old marksheets, property papers, i.e. any type of document.
Is the document valid? No sign.
Documents not issued by a government agency, but uploaded by you. An e-sign option is available for this. Verification is done through Aadhaar OTP and the documents are considered to be signed by you.
Documents useful online?
Documents can work in two ways. Documents released by government agencies can be shown on mobile if required. E.g., to show vehicle papers to the traffic police. There are other companies that have validated Digilocker's documents. There are currently a total of 35 organizations. For example, a company called Watslon also offers the option to provide documents from Digilocker for a loan.
Where can I find the app? Is there a fake app too?
Install Digilocker by searching DigiLocker on Play Store or App Store, check if Meity, Government of India is written at the bottom of the app. digilocker.gov.in can also be used.
How to create an account on the app?
Click on Sign Up, Mobile no. Register, OTP will come. Set username and password. Now enter the base number and do the OTP verification. How to extract documents now? Driving license on the dashboard, RC has given click gender to view all documents. Click on Get Issued Documents to get other documents. Here you will find a list of organizations that issue documents. Such as CBSE and government department, by clicking on it, you can issue documents by providing the requested information. The issued document can be found in the 'Issued Document' section.
How to upload?
There is also the option of ‘Upload Documents’ on the Digilock app. You can upload a folder by going there. In which folder will be available all the documents that you have issued. An e-sign option is also available in this application. The app is extremely useful to the common citizen.
Do I have to login every time to show the document?
There is an option of ‘Set Pin’ in the settings of the app. You can set a 4 digit PIN. You can open the app by entering this PIN.