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No need to carry your driving licence, vehicle papers anymore: Road Transport Ministry approves DigiLocker

It is now finally official, Ministry of Road Transport has issued a notification informing that digital driving license and vehicle’s RC papers stored in DigiLochers are now legally recognised at par with the original documents as per the IT Act 2000 and is valid under the Motor Vehicles Act 1988.

Effective immediately, the notification by the ministry is addressed to all the India State’s Principal Secretaries, All Secretaries of Department of Transport, DGPs/ ADGPs(Traffic) and all State/UT Transport Commissioners.

As per Nitin Gadkari led Road Transport ministry, it is said that a number of suggestions and RTI applications were received in which the citizens have raised issues that the travel documents including DL and RC to be legalized on the DigiLocker or the mParivahan app. Further clarifying, the government’s DigiLocker platform built by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, has the facility to pull a citizen’s Driving Licence or the Registration Certificate or any other certificate in an electronic form. It is now confirmed that these documents on the DigiLocker or mParivahan are deemed to be legally recognised at par with the original documents as per the provisions
of the Information Technology Act, 2000.

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