After a long wait, the Inspector General of Registration and Stamps (IGR) is going to start the digital locker system for e-registration from next month. Technical issues had so far delayed the adoption of DigiLocker. In e-registration, the applicant can save the copy of the agreement of the property, index it, and can also preserve the receipt in digital format on the government’s digital locker system.
Eligibility to use DigiLocker
Any individual can start using the digital locker if they have an Aadhaar card. The service will allow the individual to keep valuable documents in his/her name based on Aadhaar number. The programme will initially cover 805 to 90% districts across the country.
The DigiLocker would enable people to ‘store, retrieve and share’ the documents stories with agencies. The DigiLocker comes under the ambit of Digital India programme. You can keep documents related to identity, address, education and property in digital format in the repository’s free storage space. The repository is enrolled with the appropriate government official.
According to official sources, when the registration is completed with Aadhaar, the papers will be sent to the digital locker, from where they can be retrieved when required.
One of the most important benefits of digital locker usage is that it will obviate the need to use physical documents. The e-registration based on Aadhaar enables users to store documents digitally as and when they need. The IGR department is reportedly taking measures to make it compulsory for executors of leave and documents of licence to undergo e-registration at designated service providers, and thus eliminates the need to register manually.