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Integration of DigiLocker with Driving Licenses & Vehicle Registration Certificates launched

The Union Government has launched a new service -integration of DigiLocker with Driving Licenses (DL) & Vehicle Registration Certificates (RC).

It was jointly launched by Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping Nitin Gadkari and Union Minister of Electronics & Information Technology and Law & Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad in New Delhi.

Key Facts

  • With this integration people will no longer need to carry around physical copies of their Driving Licences and RCs.
  • Using DigiLocker mobile app, they can instead access digital copies of the same on their mobile phones.
  • Besides, DLs and VRC documents will be now issued directly to the DigiLockers of individuals in digital formats.
  • These digital copies also can be shared with other government departments as identity and address proof.
  • They can also be used for on the spot verification through the citizen’s mobile, by various law enforcement authorities like the Traffic Police.
  • Besides, it will also result in assured authenticity of such documents and reduction of administrative overhead.

Comment

  • DigiLocker is a key initiative under Digital India programme and serves as a platform for issuance of documents and certificates in a digital way.
  • The integration of VRCs and DLs with DigiLocker will bring a major shift in the vision of paperless governance.
  • It will also bring efficiency to the entire process of issuance of driving licenses and vehicle registration certificates through IT enablement.

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