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6 Aug 2018

Bihar Your vehicle documents are now in DigiLocker..

DigiLocker is an online facility offered by the central government. It offers space to users to store identification cards issued by government agencies, educational certificates, PAN cards, driving licences and vehicle ownership documents, among others.

PATNA: Vehicle drivers will not need to carry a hard copy each of their driving licence and vehicle registration certificate in Bihar from next week. For, these documents can be accessed in the DigiLocker by linking one’s Aadhaar card.

DigiLocker is an online facility offered by the central government. It offers space to users to store identification cards issued by government agencies, educational certificates, PAN cards, driving licences and vehicle ownership documents, among others. 

Transport secretary Sanjay Kumar Agarwal told this reporter on Saturday a notification allowing two-wheeler riders and four-wheeler drivers to carry the two documents in digital format would be issued by the department on Sunday.

“We will direct the law-enforcing agencies, including the traffic police, to accept the digital documentsaccessed from DigiLocker. As per the Information Technology Act of 2000, the digital copies accessed from DigiLocker are mandated as original documents,” Agarwal said, adding only few states had adopted this e-service.

The state transport department recently submitted the database related to driving licences and registration certificates issued to commuters in last 15 years to the National Informatics Centres. “The data have been stored and people can download them through the DigiLocker app,” said Agarwal.

Patna residents have hailed the transport department’s initiative. “Once I was caught by a traffic constable for not wearing a helmet... I couldn’t even produce my driving licence which I had mistakenly left at home. I had to give a hefty fine,” Ashish Sinha of Rajendra Nagar said and added he would now download the DigiLocker app and access his vehicle documents on his cellphone as and when needed.