If you’ve signed up for DigiLocker, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to upload your car documents on this particular platform.
How many times have you been pulled over by cops who proceed to bug you for your vehicle’s documents? If you haven’t experienced such a delightful encounter yet, then you’re one among a rare breed. But if you’re one of the many who happens to produce physical documents that have more in common with Banksy’s recently shredded masterpiece, then you’ve probably had your fair share of explaining to do.
In any case, here’s some good news for you. In case you weren’t already in the know, you no longer have to produce physical documents the next time someone high up on the authoritative pyramid asks you.
The government has provided a platform for the online issuance and verification of documents called DigiLocker. This platform was introduced with the purpose of doing away with the need for physical documents.
It also helps individuals share their documents in electronic form with various government agencies. In fact, the government has notified states across the country to accept the digital version of vehicular documents such as driving licenses, registration certificates etc.
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If this came as a relief to you and you’re all fired up to upload your car documents on this platform here’s a step-by-step guide to help you out:
Head on over to the official DigiLocker website https://digilocker.gov.in/ and click on ‘Sign Up’ to register yourself.
Enter your mobile number in the space provided. Following that, you will receive an OTP, which will be sent to the mobile number that used for your Aadhaar registration. Remember, you need to have an Aadhaar number to be able to avail this service. Once you receive the OTP enter it in the space provided.
Create your own User ID and password to register yourself with DigiLocker.
Enter your Aadhaar number in the space provided and click on ‘Submit’
Following that, you will receive an OTP number once again. Enter this number in the space provided and click on ‘Verify’.
After you have successfully created your user ID, your Aadhaar document will automatically be added to your DigiLocker account.
To upload documents such as your RC, DL and EC, click on the ‘Check partners’ section and select the ‘partner name’ and ‘document type’ from the drop-down menu.
Select the partner name as ‘Department of Transport – Govt. of Karnataka (or whichever state you belong to) and select the document type you wish to upload – Driving License, Emission Certificate or Registration of Vehicle.
Enter your driving license number as mentioned in your driving license. Your license will then be pulled from the Transport Department and included in your DigiLocker account. Similarly, the same procedure can be followed for the other documents like your RC and EC.
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Wasn’t that easy? Now your car documents will be available electronically whenever you need them. You can download them whenever needed or you can even access them easily simply by installing the DigiLocker mobile app.
So, the next time you get pulled over, all you have to do is show your electronic vehicle documents on your phone or any other device and flash your pearly whites at our friendly police force.