Digital Locker to bring Indians on the cloud

24-Jun-2015 #Digital India Source: India Inc

The ambitious Digital India programme will move to the next level with the launch of a new “Digital Locker” which hopes to bring every Indian citizen on the cloud.

The new locker, to be launched on July 1, will give Indians a secure place on the worldwide web to digitally store important documents like their tax-related PAN card, passport, mark-sheets and important certificates without the fear of them getting lost or damaged.

The new locker will also provide secure access to government-issued documents and will use authenticity services provided by Aadhaar, which is a personalised social security number for each citizen.

The aim within the broader Digital India campaign is to eliminate the use of physical documents and enable sharing of verified electronic documents across government agencies. It is also expected to reduce the administrative overheads of government 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,” a government statement said.

And to sign up to the new service all that would be required is the Aadhaar number and a mobile number that is linked to that.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also stepped up his digital presence with the launch of the “Narendra Modi” mobile app, aimed at providing instant updates and an opportunity to receive messages and emails directly from him.

The Android-based application, already available on the Google Play store, is also aimed at enabling Indian citizens to interact with the PM and share ideas and suggestions.

Modi’s tweet said: “Launched ‘Narendra Modi’. Come, let’s stay connected on the mobile! The mobile app has several innovative features. You can download it from Google Play store. Feedback is welcome.”

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