How often does it happen that you forget to carry your driving license or the registration papers of your motor vehicles? At such times, we only pray that we don’t get caught up in some random traffic checking and end up getting a good fine imposed on ourselves even though we actually have a valid driving license and original papers lying at our homes. At such times one is left at the mercy of the traffic policeman who may or may not be generous enough to let you pass without paying the fine.
Take it from a person like me who often forgets to carry relevant documents, you have only two options in such a case: put your driving license and registration papers permanently in your vehicle or befriend all the traffic policemen in your city. Since the latter is almost impossible and even the former has various practical difficulties, so basically you’re doomed. Not a month goes by when I don’t have to shell something out of my pocket just cause I forgot my driving license and even befriending traffic cops didn’t help 😉
The times of worries are, however, gone. In a Godsend initiative under the Digital India program, the IT and the Transport ministry of India has launched a new app called “DigiLocker”. DigiLocker is no less than a boon for the ever forgetful person like me.
DigiLocker is an official app of the Indian government where you can securely upload all your important documents and ID proofs like Driving License, Passport, etc. All you need to do is to link the app on your Android smartphone with the mobile number registered with your Aadhar card. Now you can securely upload all of your relevant ID proofs and documents on the portal of DigiLocker.
The benefit of DigiLocker is that you don’t need to carry physical IDs anymore and can just show your Driving License or other documents on your DigiLocker app and it will be deemed as good and valid as the original document. So, no need to carry tons of IDs and documents anymore. The verifying officials will check the authenticity of the soft documents on their app.
DigiLocker was recently launched by the IT and Transport Ministry over both internet and Android. I’ve uploaded my documents on DigiLocker and hence don’t need to worry about carrying my driving license anymore. I personally can’t wait for the time when I won’t need to carry driving license and other documents anymore. I’ve gone tension-free, when will you?