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Vehicle registration and licenses to be issued and stored via DigiLocker

Driving licenses, registration cards, insurance details and other vehicle related documents can now be issued and saved digitally on the government’s National DigiLocker cloud storage system, reports IANS. Through a tie up between the Ministry of Road Transport and Ministry of IT, the national RTO database containing over over 19 crore vehicle registration details and over 10 crore driving licenses, will now be integrated with the DigiLocker software, added the report. Users can also register themselves and upload their existing physical documents on DigiLocker and access them anytime, and share it online among other users as well.  This will also help reduce administrative efforts of government departments by making it easier to validate authenticity of documents as they are issued directly by registered ministries or issuers only. This paves way for a paper-less license issuing system for drivers; users will soon be able to take their vehicles out without carrying physical documents. Instead, drivers can use the DigiLocker mobile app to display their vehicle registration and license to authorities on demand, although the government hasn't yet mentioned a timeline for this. Number of issuers and users: Currently DigiLocker has 16 registered issuers including Ministry of Road Transport, Central Board of Secondary Education, National e-Governance Division, Department of Registration & Stamps, Maharashtra, among others. It also claims to have over 2 million registered users who have uploaded more than 2.5 million documents. Type of documents: The most uploaded document is the Aadhaar card, which is required for signing up on the…

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