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'DigiLocker' - your DL, RC and EC to make driving hassle free, say police

'DigiLocker' - your DL, RC and EC to make driving hassle free, say police

Sc AL   ¦    Feb 13, 2018 07:25:01 PM (IST)

\'DigiLocker\' - your DL, RC and EC to make driving hassle free, say police-1Mysuru: Vehicle users across the city can show the vehicle documents stored in mobile phones using DigiLocker platform during inspection and verification and need not carry hard copies and originals, confirmed city police.

This has come as a major relief to lakhs of vehicle users, who used to find it extremely difficult to produce valid documents including Driving License (DL), Registration Certificate (RC), Emission Certificate (EC), during on road checks carried out by police and transport authorities.

The documents available on mobile phones will be treated as original, stated city police commissioner in a notification.

What is Digilocker?

In a move to encourage the use of digital space and reduce paper use, the government is offering free digital locker services to the public so that it is able to store important documents online including vehicle documents.

The locker can be accessed at digitallocker.gov.in and elocker.gov.in. Aadhar card is compulsory for creating an account on the websites. Any individual can sign up for the service by using the 12-digit Unique Identity (UID) number on his Aadhar card.

After you enter the UID number, the system will generate a one-time password (OTP) and send it to your registered mobile number. The OTP is used to validate the individual's identify.

After this, you would be redirected to a webpage where you will be able to upload documents such as Driving License, RC, EC, education certificates, passport, PAN card, voter ID card, telephone, water and electricity bills, ration card and property tax receipts. Only pdf, jpg, jpeg, png, bmp and gif file types are allowed to be uploaded.

You will also be able to share documents with others through the web portal. For sharing, you have to click the "Share" link provided against the document you would like to share.

A dialog box will pop up in which you will provide the email id of the recipient before clicking on the "Share" button.

For more information, vehicle users can visit http:// transport.karnataka.gov.in/

Commissioner of Police Dr. Subramanyeshwar Rao requested the public to utilise the new feature to make driving hassle free.