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Goa govt asks depts to accept digital documents | Goa News

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Panaji: Goa government has directed all government departments and agencies to adopt the Central government’s DigiLocker platform so that citizens can submit digital copies instead of physical documents.
The department of information and technology issued a notification mandating the adoption of DigiLocker in different government departments and their agencies to provide access to authentic digital documents to citizens through the digital document wallet.
“All state government departments and their agencies shall ensure that if applicants share documents or certificates through DigiLocker to avail any services, then applicants shall not be asked to submit physical documents,” said information technology secretary Sanjay Kumar.
With this service citizens can use digital documents to avail of government services and citizen-centric services. Kumar said that the department of information technology will act as the nodal agency to guide and oversee the implementation of DigiLocker in Goa with the assistance from the national e-governance division. DigiLocker is an initiative of the Union ministry of electronics & IT (MeitY) under the Digital India programme, which provides users with a digital document wallet. Documents stored in DigiLocker system are legally valid and on par with original physical documents as per the information technology (preservation and retention of information by intermediaries providing Digital Locker facilities) Rules.
While reducing administrative overheads and the verification process, DigiLocker also enables paperless governance.

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