Remember those days when at every crossroad, you had to get out of your vehicle or get off the vehicle (more cases) to open up the seat storage space for verification of documents?
That polite argument with the traffic police officer, about the missing of the RC(registration certificate), the bad condition of the driving license, or missing of the original insurance papers. Well, no more worries as the central government has asked to the state, to accept all the documents and certificates related to your vehicles, in an electronic form and guess what, they are absolutely legal!!!
“The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued an advisory to states to accept Driving Licence, Registration Certificate or other documents in ‘electronic form‘ presented through DigiLocker or mParivahan platform as valid under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and treat them at par with the certificates issued by the transport authorities,” according to the ministry’s statement. According to the Information Technology Act, 2000; these digital formats are completely legal.
This has been done for the convenience of public as several cases of seizure of documents have come up in the past even after the charging of challans. This even helps the officers as the applications support easy sharing of the documents and provide all the necessary details at once.
About DigiLocker :
Targeted at the idea of paperless governance, DigiLocker is a platform for issuance and verification of documents & certificates in a digital way, thus eliminating the use of physical documents. Indian citizens who sign up for a DigiLocker account get a dedicated cloud storage space that is linked to their Aadhaar (UIDAI) number. Organizations that are registered with Digital Locker can push electronic copies of documents and certificates (e.g. driving license, Voter ID, School certificates) directly into citizens lockers. Citizens can also upload scanned copies of their legacy documents in their accounts. These legacy documents can be electronically signed using the eSign facility.