Now, store your important documents in 'digital locker'

  • Vinod Kumar, Hindustan Times, Panchkula
  • Updated: Jun 18, 2015 20:54 IST

Moving a step ahead in promoting paperless governance and to do away with the physical moment of documents, the administration has launched the facility of digital locker, an ambitious project of the Central government, which will enable people to store digitalised copies of important documents online.

The online personal space will be linked to the Aadhaar card number of each individual. This will also provide secure access to the government-related documents, making it easy for people to receive services.

The digital locker can be used to store e-documents as well as e-documents issued by various departments. The users - who will have to sign in to avail the service of digital locker - will also be provided the facility of digitally-signed e-documents.

Manju Aggarwal, district informatics officer (DIO), said people can get their digital locker activated at the common service centre (CSC) in their respective areas. "All CSC's - around 33 in the district - have been directed to assist residents in getting registered for digital lockers," said Aggarwal, adding each of the CSC had been given a target of enrolling at least 100 residents by June 22.

The residents can register on or

Talking about the benefits of a digi-locker, Aggarwal said residents could also store scanned or digitalised copies of important documents like academic certificates, driving licence, passport etc.


For residents

Aadhaar number and Aadhaar-linked mobile number required to sign up

To login, enter the Aadhaar number on the login field

A one-time password (OTP) will be sent on Aadhaar-linked mobile number

Enter the OTP in the field and your account will be created with the help of your Aadhaar car number

Once created, user can view the e-documents uploaded on the digital locker by him or any government department

They can share private documents by linking the e-document to the email address of the requester


An issuer needs to register on digital locker system to get a unique issuer identification number

Once the ID is assigned, one can upload documents in a standard format in the designated repository

Each document uploaded in the repository will have a unique number comprising issuer ID, document type and document ID. The

URI document will then be pushed to the user's digital locker

also read

Councillor’s report card: Made little change on the ground
Show comments