Digital Locker System (DigiLocker) – Personal Online Document Storage Facility by the Govt

DigiLocker, a national Digital Locker System has been recently launched by the Govt. of India. This Digital Locker (elocker) is part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India program/initiative.

Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY) under Ministry of Communications & IT- Government of India, has launched the Beta version of this online documents storage facility on 10th Feb,2015.

Before understanding more about this online e-storage facility, kindly note that you need to have Aadhaar number (issued by UIDAI-Unique Identification Authority of India) to use DigiLocker facility. Digital Locker System or DigiLocker is an Aadhar-linked facility.

What is DigiLocker (Digital Locker System)?

DigiLocker is an online storage facility provided by the Government of India to store your important documents. You can upload documents like Voter Id card, PAN card, BPL card, Driving license, education certificates etc., These documents will be linked to your Aadhar number and can be treated as authorized documents. So, you may not need to carry physical documents while applying for jobs or government certificates or educational institutions etc.,

Why DigiLocker?

  • Most of our important documents are prevalent in physical form, leading to huge administrative overhead.
  • Challenge to us in submitting multiple physical copies of the documents.
  • Challenge to the institutions/govt/agencies to verify the authenticity of the documents.

 Objectives/Features/Benefits of Digital Locker system (DigiLocker)

The following points will make you understand how the online digital storage system (DigiLocker) works.

  • It will enable digital empowerment of residents by providing us with Digital Locker on the cloud. As mentioned above, you can upload your important documents and keep them online. Digital Locker is linked to your Aadhaar number.
  • Minimize the use of physical documents. Uploading your certificates like those related to birth, marriage, income and caste certificates on the e-locker will ensure that there is no need to carry them in the physical format when they are needed for educational or job applications. For example – You are applying for a job in BSNL. While verifying your application, BSNL can access your Education related certificates on DigiLocker, based on your Aadhar number. (Here BSNL can be called as ‘Requester.’ Requester has to register for accessing repository of documents available on digital locker system).
  • You can also share e-documents online with any registered requester agency or department.
  • Ensure Authenticity of the e-documents and thereby eliminating usage of fake documents.
  • Secure access to Govt. issued documents through a web portal and mobile application for residents. For example – RTO (Regional Transport Office) can issue driving certificate and upload the document (in standard format) in the designated repository. The document (driver’s license in this case) will be pushed to the concerned resident’s (you) Digital Locker based on his/her Aadhaar number. In this case RTO can be called as an ‘Issuer.’ Another example can be, in future an Educational University can issue Graduation certificates and upload them to digital locker system. Students can then access their respective education certificates online (based on Aadhaar Id number).
  • Anytime and anywhere access to the documents.
  • Enable e-Signing of documents and make them available electronically. Digital signature can be done online. (I believe e-sign online service is not yet integrated)
  • Dedicated personal storage space (10MB). This may be increased to 1 GB in future.
  • Architecture to support a well-structured standard document format to support easy sharing of documents across departments and agencies.
  • Ensure privacy and authorized access to residents’ data.
  • You can also download eAadhar from the DigiLocker portal/website.
  • You can access List of issuers which have issued e-documents to resident (you) and list of requesters which have accessed resident’s (your) documents.

Who are the stakeholders of DigiLocker?

As highlighted in the above points, the key stake holders (parties) who can access the Digital Locker system are Residents, Issuers and Requesters. Government is planning to roll out this facility throughout India. It is encouraging Government agencies (can be a requester or an issuer) to on board on Digital locker system. Going forward, it may also encourage Employers to use this DigiLocker system.Digital locker system digilocker

Issuers of documents (in standard format) can be – Registrar office, Income Tax department, RTO, Educational institutions etc., (Issuer is an entity issuing e-documents to individuals in a standard format and making them electronically available).

Requesters of documents can be – Employers, Universities, Passport Office etc., (Requester is an entity requesting secure access to a particular e-document stored in the repository).

Resident can be – An individual (you) who uses the Digital Locker service based on Aadhar and OTP (one time password) authentication.

How to activate (or) access DigiLocker (Digital Locker system/facility)?

To Sign-up for the DigiLocker you need to have an Aadhaar number and a mobile number registered with Aadhaar.

  • Visit (Click on the image to enlarge it)digilocker website login
  • Enter your Aadhar number (12 digit UID number).
  • Enter the characters displayed in the captcha code.
  • After clicking signup/login button, an OTP (One Time Password) will be sent by UIDAI to the mobile number and email-id registered with your Aadhaar. (OTP is valid for 30 minutes) (I have logged into the portal and it is really quick and simple).
  • Enter the OTP and click on “Validate OTP” button. Once the OTP is validated the signup and login is complete.
  • Below screenprint shows you the various menu options that are available on the home page.  (Click on the image to enlarge it)digilocker elocker menu options
  • You can upload various documents like SSC certificate, PAN card, Voter Id etc., On successful upload, the document will be listed under “Uploaded Documents” subsection. digilocker 3
  • You can find ‘Share’ option Under the menu ‘My certificates.’
  • My profile’ menu section displays the complete profile of the resident (Name, Date of Birth, Gender,Residential Address, email, mobile number) as available in the UIDAI database.
  • My Issuer – This section displays the Issuer name and the number of documents issued to the resident by the issuer.
  • My Requester – This section displays the Requester name and the number of documents requested from the resident by the requester.
  • Directories – This section displays the complete list of registered Issuers and Requesters along with their URL.

How can I share the e-documents in my digital locker?

For sharing your e-document (mentioned as URI under “Digital Documents” subsection or under “Uploaded Documents” subsection) you need to click on “Share” link provided against the document you would like to share. A dialog box will pop up. Please enter the email address of the recipient in the dialog box and click “Share” button. The document will be shared with the recipient via email. The recipient will receive an email from “”. The subject line of the email will mention the document name and document type. The email body will have the URI-Uniform Resource Indicator link of the document and the sender name and Aadhaar number. The recipient can access the document using the URI link provided in the email.

(A URI is a Uniform Resource Indicator generated by the issuer department, which is mandatory for every e-document of the digital locker system. This unique URI can be resolved to a full URL (Uniform Resource Locator) to access the actual document in appropriate repository).

I believe this is a good initiative by our government. The challenge is to implement and execute this new-age idea across different agencies/govt departments/institutions. Do you think Digital Locker system is a good initiative? Will you opt for DigiLocker facility? Try DigiLocker now. Do share your views.

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  • Hritik Patil says:

    Does any known who has this project???
    And will later govt. will not be issuing physical certificate????

  • naveen reddy says:

    How do i become an issuer?? what all pre requisites should i have??

  • adil says:

    Dear Sir
    Mujhe Digi Locker Me Kuch Problem Ho Raha Hai Jab Main Digi Locker Se Document Upload Karta Hoon To Validity Uknown Show Karta Hai, Ise Valid Karne Ke Liye Kya Karna Hoga Q Ke Ye Valid Tab Hi Tak Rahta Hai Jab Tak OTF Ka Time Rahta 30 Minuts Tak Hi Valid Raha Hai Fir Uknown Validity Ho Jata Hai Please Help Me

  • vikas says:

    iwant to buy franchises fot digital india

  • David says:

    Hi Sreekanth !! Thank you VERY MUCH for this
    useful information. Gone ahead and registered after due verification online by getting OTPs.
    It’s mentioned therein available space is 1 GB. Certainly this is a good initiave of GOI to start with.
    Await for some more such news / information from Sreekanth’s LOCKER !! Isn’t it ?
    Thank you.

  • Suraj Bishnoi says:

    It is not working , I have user ID and Password, aadhar number and registered phone number but it is doing nothing after entering the User Name and password.
    Useless , Also we do not have any option to update the phone number or User ID.
    There is no information regarding the de registration of phone number or user name on the planet earth.
    Can any one help me out ? How do I proceed further.
    By the way I must say it is irritating.

  • chhotu modi says:

    Hota nahi hai

  • chhotu modo says:

    Nahi ho raha hai.
    Fingure print aatahi nahi,otp jaruri hai kya.
    Hamara mobile no register nahi hai.
    Plz tell me……

    • Gourish says:

      Hi, Update your mobile number with nearest Aadhaar office & then try registering for Digi Locker.

  • Shilpa john says:

    Hello sir,
    Really great move by the Govt of India. This is what r GO GREEN is all about.
    thanks for sharing the post.

  • Rashmi says:

    Dear Reddy,

    i already register digital locker, & uploaded my documents, status showing Details Not Verified.
    next step what i do?

  • sowmya says:

    Dear sir,
    i have i doubt,
    i upload my document in digital locker.
    i send my document after uploaded e sign, that person if possible to miss use that document or not

  • vineet kumar rai says:

    hello sir mera account digital locker per hai lekin jab maine digital locker per account banaya to dekha ki mera aadhar card adress galat hai tab maine apna aadhar card adress change karwaya then finally mere pas naya aadharcard hai to ab mai apna adress digital locker account per kaise change kare.please sir reply soon

  • Dhirendra Kumar Namdeo says:

    How can I kept my data in digi locker By scan the document or take a photo of that document please give reply

  • sameer saurabh says:

    if my mobile number is not registered then, how it will be register

  • Abhishek Upadhyay says:

    How do I change my user name in digital locker

  • one question ….those people who hav been given mob no while genearating eedhar card ..that time given enrollement no …..but still eedhar card not issue so what should be do in case ….?

    and while digilocker cell no change sim lost reggister mob no and mob lost so what should be do in case ….?

  • Jagdish Prajapati says:

    I just want to know how safe are our documents uploaded. As there are possibility of hacking? How the receiver confirm the authernticity of the documents if they are fake?

    • Dear Jagdish,
      The website says that it is very secured and it is maintained by the Govt of India.

      • Anjan says:

        This is what worries me. Billion dollar tech MNCs like Sony are getting hacked despite the fact that they have world class security experts working for them. How difficult can it be to hack a government site considering we usually have technically inept people working in govt IT departments? If the cat is somehow let out of the bag, it could lead to large scale identity fraud, impersonations, forgery and what not.

  • Arvind Godhani says:

    I want to know thatCan I upload my family related documents in my Digilocker.

    Whatever information you have given about Digitallocker.Its helpful to allneedy persons for future.Really very good.

    Thank you very much.


  • Mitesh says:

    Very nice initiative by GOI. Thanks for the good information. Please update anything like this.

  • Sridhara Reddy says:

    Hi Srikanth, Really great move by the Govt od India. This is what GO DIGITAL or GO GREEN is all about. Kudos to the new govt and its initiatives like this.

  • VISHAL says:

    hi, i want to upload my pan card on this locker. but when i have enter my pancard number in the box and press verify button it says “pancad number not verified”. whenever i have entered as per my pancard number and name. what is this ? please help. i have read correctly and put many time number but all time same position.

    • Dear Vishal,
      Even I am facing the same issue. I have already sent an email to the supper team, waiting for a reply.
      As soon as I receive any update from them, I will let you know.

      • Vishal says:

        Dear Sreekanth,

        Thank you for this very useful information. Can you please tell me if in case hard copy of the original docs are lost what will be the benefit (if any) in case of having a digital locker.


    • Spiritwolf says:

      I think you are facing this issue because miss match, re-confirm your name on the PAN card from the Income Tax Website .

  • Kiritkumar DUDHATRA says:

    Dear Mr. Reddy,

    Please note that My name is Kiritkumar DUDHATRA, Aadhar no.-271609048887.

    I am trying to creat user id on website “”. But everytime it shows below warning/message on screen.
    “UID Service is not Responding. Please try again.”

    Eventhough I had tried several times, I am unable to create user id.

    Request to help me so that I can create my user id on website.

    • Dear Kiritkumar,
      The digital locker platform which is available now is a BETA version. I am seeing many users facing lot of technical issues.
      I wonder, we may to wait for some more time to access full fledged platform.
      Meanwhile, you can contact support team – support [at]

  • Bhupesh Gunwant says:

    Dear sir,
    I can take frenchise or can open a center like aadhar card center of digi locker. If yes So what will the formalities and documents. As i am already running a aadhar card center.

    Thank & Regards
    Bhupesh Gunwant

  • vibhuteashwini says:

    digilocker la login zalyavar document list open hot nahi…….

  • Rajiv Ahuja says:

    What is the fee structure or is it free ?

  • rajan kohli says:


  • shahil kumar says:

    If I Lost my Registered mobile no & i had not given any email id then how can i able to open account in digital locker .

  • T.venkatesan says:

    Dear Reddy

    very useful message you sent regarding Digital locker system. It is to be benefited to the people at great extent in future

    Thank you


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