Traffic police and other transport agencies of the Karnataka government will now accept vehicle documents stored in Digilocker app of your smartphone. Speaking to reporters here on Tuesday, Transport Commissioner said that the state transport department has notified that documents including driving licence, registration certificate and emission certificate stored in the Digilocker app is deemed to be the original certificates.
"It would be treated on par with certificates issued by the department in the form of smart card or paper form," he said. He said they are also planning to include Vehicle Insurance Certificate in the Digilocker app.
However, the notification does not apply to cases where Driving Licence or Registration Certificate has to be seized by law enforcement authorities as per Motor Vehicles Act and related rules.
When contacted, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) said, "We will follow whatever is the law." The state e-Governance Department has recently linked the state transport department with Digilocker, which will enable vehicle owners to upload their certificates to their accounts. Digilocker is linked to the citizens identity and has been validated with the help of Aadhaar and department data base.
In 2016, Union ministry of Electronics and IT has framed a Digilocker Authority, which launched the Digilocker platform, which is a digital repository of documents and certificates issued to a citizen which is linked to his/her Aadhaar number. The digital copies available on Digilocker are mandated as orginal documents as per IT Act 2000.
Article Source : TimesOfIndia