DigiLocker: Unlocking the Potential

DigiLocker is a secure, cloud-based platform for storage, issuance, and verification of documents in a digital way. Consumers and service providers, including financial service providers, face challenges including administrative overheads caused by the physical documents and verifying the authenticity of documents. The DigiLocker system is a response to these challenges.

Consistent with the above, they have the following objectives:

  • Enable e-signing of documents and make them available electronically and online

  • Minimize the use of physical documents

  • Ensure the authenticity of e-documents, thereby eliminating usage of fake documents

  • Secure access to government-issued documents through a web portal and mobile application for residents

  • Reduce administrative overhead of entities consuming these documents on account of legal and regulatory compliance

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