Chandigarh, August 5, 2020:
With an aim to benefit citizens and to reduce requirement of seeking physical documents from citizens for availing various public services, the Adviser to the Administrator has issued orders asking all departments and boards and corporation under Chandigarh Administration to adopt and implement DigiLocker platform. All departments shall be issuing certificates to the citizens through DigiLocker. Departments have also been asked to the accept digital documents issued by other government entities through DigiLocker.
With the issuance of the order, documents issued on the DigiLocker platform shall be treated as at par with physical copies and accepted by all. This in line with the provisions of IT ACT 2000 and further rules issued by Ministry of Electronics and IT in 2016 and 2017 regarding Digital Locker.
DigiLocker is a flagship initiative of Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY), Govt. of India under the Digital India programme. It is a secure cloud-based platform to access the documents and certificates issued by an authority and to verify the same in a digital way, thus eliminating the use of physical documents. At present, DigiLocker has more than 4 crore registered users across the country and provides access to whooping 3.79 billion documents.
At present, certain certificates issued by DC office, Chandigarh are available through DigiLocker. Only last month, UT Administrator had launched the eChallan facility. Integration with DigiLocker has also been done whereby citizens can show Driving License and RC through DigiLocker mobile app to the traffic personnel.
Citizens can easily register on DigiLocker through mobile app or web portal and have access to key documents like Aadhaar Card, Driving License, PAN Record, EPF UAN Card and other documents of various central ministries and state governments. CBSE marksheets can also be accessed through the platform.
Department of Information Technology, which is the nodal department, has been asked to provide assistance to all departments in implementation of DigiLocker.