As many as 1,00,000 Digital Lockers have been opened by the Indian citizens in 100 days, said a ministry of communications and information technology press release.
One of the key initiatives of the Digital India vision, the Digital Locker is aimed at abolishing the use of physical documents.
It enables different government agencies to transfer documents into the Digital Locker of an individual linked to his Aadhaar number in digital form.
With the Digital Locker, documents can be printed anytime from anywhere. It also offers safety and convenience and the documents can be easily verified, the press release said on Thursday.
Individual certificates pertaining to birth, domicile and others can be applied easily online to quicken the process.
Digital Lockers eliminate the threat of counterfeit documents and prove to be a great storage space as natural disasters cannot destroy the digital documents like they destroy physical documents.
SIM cards, LPG gas connections and driving licenses can be easily obtained without any hassle.