Road Transport Ministry Approves Digi Locker- Drive Without Carrying Your Driving License (Download PDF)


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Ministry of Road Transport has made digital driving license & vehicle’s RC papers stored in Digi Lockers are now legally recognized at par w/original documents as per IT Act 2000 & is valid under Motor Vehicles Act 1988.

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Background on Accepting Digilockers

  • Number of suggestions & RTI applications were received in which citizens have raised issues that travel documents including DL & RC to be legalized on Digi Locker or mParivahan app.

  • Govt. ‘s Digi Locker platform built by Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, has facility to pull citizen’s Driving Licence or Registration Certificate or any other certificate in electronic form.

  • These documents on Digi Locker or mParivahan are now legally recognized at par w/original documents as per provisions of Information Technology Act, 2000.

Other Digital Initiatives of Road Transport Ministry

  • Data related to insurance of new vehicles & renewal date of car’s insurance is being uploaded by Insurance Board (IiB) on Govt. ‘s Vahan database.

  • Same will be reflected on mParivahan/eChallan app of Ministry. If vehicle registration details on mParivahan/eChallan app contain details of policy which is in-force, then requirement of physical copy of insurance certificate is not to be enforced confirmed notification.

  • Govt. in its notification has made it very clear to every State to accept DLs & Vehicle papers on Digi Locker & mParivahan.

  • During offence when documents are required to impound vehicle, law agency can access Vahan. Sarthi database online thru eChallan system & therefore eliminating need of physically seizure of any such documents.

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How DL & RC Can Be Stored in DigiLockers?

  • DigiLocker is cloud storage system launched in September 2016 to enable users to store all their govt. documents in digital format.

  • Service was launched to help in integration of mobile application Digi Locker w/driving licence & vehicle registration certificate.

  • We just need to have Aadhaar card linked to your cell number to open account.

  • Driving Licences & Vehicle Registration documents can be issued directly to Digi lockers of individuals in digital formats. These can be shared w/other departments for verification purpose.

  • Integration will bring paradigm shift in vision of paperless governance. It will serve to bring agility & efficiency to entire process of issuance of driving licenses & vehicle registration certificates thru IT enablement.

How to Use DigiLocker

  • Go to DigiLocker website or downloand DigiLocker app on smartphone. Using Aadhaar number & mobile number we can create user ID using OTP.

  • If some organisation has uploaded any of e-documents, we can see it in account. We can upload our own documents & e-sign them.

  • We get facility of sharing documents w/others by sharing link to e-document.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 25, 2018

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