New scheme – Passport Services Integrated with DigiLocker Platform

Contributing to the digital transformation in India through DigiLocker platform

On February 19, 2021, Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, Mr. V Muraleedharan launched a new scheme for integrating passport services with DigiLocker platform of Government of India. This scheme will enable the applicants applying for passport services anywhere in India to upload their documents in the DigiLocker. The applicants can provide the link to their DigiLocker wherever documents are required thereby enabling paperless transactions. No original documents are required to be carried anywhere. This scheme is a crucial step in Digital India mission thereby contributing to the digital revolution and transformation.

Scheme Overview:

SchemePassport Services Integrated with DigiLocker Platform
Scheme UnderCentral Government
Launched ByUnion Minister of State for External Affairs, V Muraleedharan
Launched OnFebruary 19, 2021
BeneficiariesCitizens applying for Passport Services across India
Benefit:DigiLocker for safely uploading and storing documents required in the passport related services in digital format
Major Objective:Contributing to the digital transformation in India through DigiLocker platform

More scheme lunched by Central Government

Scheme Objectives and Benefits:

  • The scheme aims at providing a platform to the citizens applying for passport related services to upload and safely store their documents in digital format
  • It aims at easing the transactions for the citizens thereby making paperless mode of documentation
  • It will include issuance as well as verification of documents in a digital mode
  • It will enable the users to access the documents from any location
  • This digital way of storing and accessing the documents on a government platform will also help in case of loss of passport
  • DigiLocker is a crucial step toward Digital India movement

Key Points:

  • Union Minister of State for External Affairs & Parliamentary Affairs My. Vellamvelly Muraleedharan launched a scheme for integrating passport services with DigiLocker platform
  • This scheme is launched for the citizens for passport services across India whereby the citizens can upload and store their documents and certificates required in the processes in the DigiLocker
  • No original physical documents will have to be carried anywhere due to this paperless mode
  • DigiLocker is a private space per user on a government cloud platform
  • It will maintain complete privacy as it is a safety ensured government service
  • This DigiLocker can be accessed by the users form any location anytime
  • e-Passport are also planned to be uploaded in the DigiLocker which will be of extreme help to the citizen in case of loss of passport and will also be of help in the immigration process at foreign airports
  • Issuance and verification of documents both will be covered trough DigiLocker
  • This scheme is a crucial part in the digital transformation in India
  • Ministry has also planned to use more technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning, Chat-Bot, etc in the upcoming Passport Seva Programme V2.0

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