<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Indian government will closely collaborate with three countries — Iran, Denmark and Mauritius, on cyber issues.A joint working group has been set up with Iran for collaboration in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), while a MoU with Denmark has been signed for future cooperation in IT related areas.Mauritius has shown interest in India’s service of Digital Locker. A joint working group already exists with Mauritius. Now, the Indian government will offer technical support and advisory services to Mauritius for setting up of Digital Locker services, Ajay Kumar, Additional Secretary , Ministry of Electronics and IT said on the sidelines of GCCS 2017.DigiLocker, is a key initiative under Digital India, aimed at transforming India into a digitally empowered society and knowledge economy. DigiLocker ties into Digital India’s visions areas of providing citizens a shareable private space on a public cloud and making all documents/certificates available on this cloud.DigiLocker, a platform for issuance and verification of documents and certificates in a digital way, eliminating the use of physical documents. Indian citizens who sign up for a DigiLocker account get a dedicated cloud storage space that is linked to their Aadhaar (UIDAI) number. The service is aimed at the idea of paperless governance.Organizations that are registered with Digital Locker can push electronic copies of documents and certificates (e.g. driving license, Voter ID, School certificates) directly into citizen’s lockers. Citizens can also upload scanned copies of their legacy documents in their accounts. These legacy documents can be electronically signed using the eSign facility, according to the ministry.Recently, the government allowed people to carry driving license in their Digital Locker, which will be recognised by traffic department.Digital Locker provides access to driving license, vehicle registration certificate, Aadhaar, CBSE and other educational certificates. Till now, 8.87 million users are registered with Digital Locker and 12.14 million documents have uploaded on it.Digital Locker was launched two years ago by Prime Minister Narendra Modi under the Digital India drive. The idea was facilitate access to documents anytime and anywhere, doing away with a need of carrying physical documents.
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