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DigiLocker

  • 07 Jan 2020
  • 2 min read

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The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has been asked by the Delhi High Court to give its stand on a petition against the rules pertaining to the operation of DigiLocker.

  • The petition seeks striking down of the Information Technology (Preservation and Retention of Information by Intermediaries Providing Digital Locker Facilities) Rules 2016 because DigiLocker does not provide a nomination facility under this rule.
  • Because of this rule, all the documents would not be accessible by the family or friends and automatically get passed on to the government on the user’s death.

Key Points

  • DigiLocker is a flagship initiative of MeitY under ‘Digital India’ programme.
  • This is government’s effort to create an electronic version of documents, which can be easily verified and stored in printable format.
  • The users can store their documents such as insurance, medical reports, PAN card, passport, marriage certificate, school certificate and other documents in the digital format.
  • The locker can be accessed by individuals, using their mobile number.
  • Technology companies such as Google and Dropbox offer storage space for users to store documents.
  • Apart from e-documents, DigiLocker can store a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) link of e-documents issued by various issuer departments.

Source: TH

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