The ambitious ‘Digital India’ project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always been in news for all the good reasons. The project having a total overlay of Rs 1 lakh crore aims to transform the country into a knowledge economy. It aims to ensure easy access to technology infrastructure and government services to citizens. With the government completing its first year, Dataquest takes a dig into all the digital initiatives undertaken by the government this year.
Digital Locker: This initiative eliminates the need for people to carry the hard copies of the certificates issued by states, municipal agencies, and other bodies. Birth certificates, school and college leaving certificates, residence and marriage proof, and even PAN cards will be digitized. For this, the government is expected to roll out a national depository that will hold these records. Each private locker will store all the important documents of users, which are digitally verified by the government. Now rather than sending physical copies, the link of that cloud folder having digital copies of verified certificates can be shared.