Digilocker transforms document management revolution

The 100-million mark for Digilocker users is a laudable milestone. But India still has a huge task ahead to bring the benefits of digital documents to more than a billion of its people


Pranjal Sharma
A hundred-million mark is worth celebrating even if it appears miniscule for a country with 1.3 billion citizens.  

More than 100 million citizens of India have now signed up and loaded important documents and certificates on the Digilocker platform. Seeking, saving and managing important documents of identity, tax and assets have been a bane for India for decades.

Now e-governance initiatives across national and regional departments have begun to show credible results. 

Launched by the Ministry of Electronics and Technology in 2016, the Digilocker platform had a slow start. Until 2020 the number of registered users on the platform were about 38 million.
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First Published: Mar 21 2022 | 1:44 AM IST

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