Maharashtra government will be issuesing the facility of DigiLocker to their citizens .The citizens of Maharashtra must carry a digital format of driving license, registration papers and permits for commercial vehicles. This is the notification announced by the Maharashtra Government. Finally it gives the vehicle owner from worries of losing smart cards or the smart cards getting multilated or damaged. Besides that they can no longer excuse themselves on the behalf of forgetfulness by mentioning that they have forgotten to carry.
The digital format of driving license, registration papers and permits for commercial vehicles will be accepted by all the government agencies. These documents are to be considered as legal by the government agencies. The citizens’ identity is linked to the DigiLocker. Besides that it is checked by the Adhar Department and the department database available with the State – e – government Department. As per IT Act 2000, all digital copies on DigiLocker are obligatory.
An official from the office from transport commissioner said, “We want citizens to use the DigiLocker facility of government to store driving license and registration certificates [RC]. If u are asked by a traffic cop, you can simply switch on the smart phone and display your license along with the vehicle RC.”
When the Central Government compensates the Motor Vehicle Regulations making it compulsory to store all the documents related to the vehicle in the DigiLocker, this ruling comes into effect. DigiLocker is a digital locker service operated by the Government of India that enables the citizens to store certain official documents on the cloud. The digital locker service is focused on reducing the need to carry physical documents. It is a part of Government’s digital India initiative. DigiLocker provides 1 gb of storage space to the users to carry several government issued documents like Pan card, driving license, registration certificate of vehicles and some other documents related to the vehicle.
All the legal document needs to be stored in digital format in the DigiLocker will be considered as valid documents in all the government agencies across the country. After the enforcement of this rule, the vehicle owners can provide the softcopy of their documents through the smart phones or any digital device whenever they are asked by the traffic police.
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