These documents will be treated as legal and can be produced electronically through internet at any given time.
The government will also be launching an e-Signature service with Digi-Locker. While only certain kind of digital signatures have acceptance at the moment, this move could provide a nationwide push for digital authentication of documents.
This initiative of the Centre will help in reducing the burden of physically carrying one’s official documents for verification during any official appointment. These digitally stored important documents can be a passport, PAN card, driving licence and degree certificates.
To sign up for a digital locker, one has to have an Aadhaar number and a mobile number registered with Aadhaar.