New Delhi: You can now access digital copies of your driving licence, vehicle registration certificate and insurance papers on the mobile phone using the DigiLocker app, which Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said would arrest corruption and bring in transparency.
Launching the Digital Locker with Driving Licence and vehicle registration system service, Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said,"There will be a few, who will be unhappy as they will no more have 'Lakshmi Darshan' (bribe money)."
Road transport and IT ministries jointly launched on Wednesday integration of DigiLocker with driving licences (DLs) and vehicle registration certificates (RCs), which enables the user to download these digitally verified documents. Under this arrangement, the transport ministry's National Register has been integrated with DigiLocker.
Once the data from the remaining RTOs is updated in the National Register, the digital copies of those driving licences and vehicle registration certificates will also be available via DigiLocker.
This is seen as the largest integration under DigiLocker system so far as the national registry of the transport ministry has 19.6 crore RCs and 9.2 crore DLs.
"All such downloaded documents will have the QR code to authenticate them and as per the IT Act all digitally signed documents will be treated at par with the physical issued documents," said an IT ministry official. He said they will soon start campaigns to make personnel of all enforcement agencies aware of this provision.
Launching the service, Gadkari said,"There will be a few, who will be unhappy as they will no more have 'Lakshmi Darshan' (bribe money)."
In order to access the digital RC and DL, one needs to first sign up for a DigiLocker. He then needs to download the DigiLocker app. In the mobile app he will have to select the issued documents section. The enforcement personnel such as traffic police can verify the soft copies offline using the QR code.
Inputs with TNN