With an aim to digitalize governance, Indian IT and Transport ministries are planning to introduce the ‘DigiLocker’ system very soon. This new system will enable people drive without carrying the hard copy of licence and registration certificate (RC) of the vehicle. To open a DigiLocker account, citizens need to login at https://digilocker.gov.in, and link their aadhaar (UID) card and phone numbers. It asks them for the scanned copies of their documents such as driving license, RC, Voter ID, etc.
These electronic copies will be kept secured in the national digital locker system that can be verified by traffic police and other law enforcing bodies whenever required. This new system will not only help traffic police issue fines or penalties against law violating motorists, but make it easier for drivers as well. At checkposts, drivers can show their information or documents on their smartphones via DigiLocker app. The official authorities can verify them from a national registry at anytime.
The DigiLocker system has already been introduced in Maharashtra that will be soon followed by Telangana and Delhi. Since the latter two states have better internet connectivity and already issuing e-challans, its implementation success possibilities are higher than other Indian states. While the DigiLocker will be the first e-locker service from the Indian government, private players (like banks) are already offering such services.