The Indian Ministry of Information and Electronics (MeitY) pioneered the DigiLocker service, which has become an essential part of the Digital India Initiative by giving citizens quick access to digital versions of important documents like high school and intermediate mark sheets. DigiLocker has come a long way since it was launched, and in 2018 it reached the amazing milestone of 50 million registrants.
The fact that the papers kept in DigiLocker are valid anywhere is one of its unique advantages. Citizens may use these digital documents in a variety of official procedures with ease since they have the same legal standing as their physical equivalents. Using DigiLocker papers while applying for a passport is one such important application.
It’s essential to have a thorough understanding of the application requirements and verification procedures to guarantee a pleasant experience at passport offices. Prem Singh, the Ghaziabad District Passport Officer, stresses the misunderstanding that some people have over the validity of DigiLocker papers at passport offices. He makes it clear that the method the candidate for document verification chooses will determine if DigiLocker papers are genuine.
Officer Prem Singh emphasizes that when people apply for passports, they often have the option to submit authentic papers using DigiLocker. Unfortunately, a lot of candidates skip over this option. Due to the preceding omission, when trying to produce DigiLocker papers on the day of their appointment, these documents are often declared invalid.
Those applying for passports are encouraged to use the DigiLocker option in order to prevent such hassles. By doing this, the passport office receives a smooth transmission of the link to their DigiLocker together with the application, greatly streamlining the passport registration procedure.
Residents of the districts of Agra, Aligarh, Baghpat, Bulandshahr, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Ghaziabad, Hapur, Hathras, Mathura, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur, and Shamli are served by a number of passport offices in Western Uttar Pradesh.
Although DigiLocker originally had issues with usability, developers have made excellent progress over time, making the program more user-friendly. The platform uses a strong 256-bit secure socket layer (SSL) encryption for all transferred data, which ensures that user data is protected.