Members of ScoutMyTrip community, which is also one of the leading travel communities in India, can now connect their DigiLocker account with ScoutMyTrip to keep them handy on all travels or even upload new docs via ScoutMyTrip.
Effectively, now a traveler can store all his documents pertaining to travel like his Driver’s License, Registration Certificate of his vehicle, PUC and Vehicle Insurance as well as documents which they may require during such travels such as their Aadhaar Card and PAN card etc which are asked for checking into hotels.
A traveler today also needs documents like Road Side Assistance (RSA), Travel Insurance, Medical Insurance and even Accidental Insurance for those who indulge in long haul road trips specially to places like Ladakh, Spiti and North East which are known to have harsh terrains and routes.
These documents are all stored in secured and encrypted format in the servers of DigiLocker. In addition, users can get certified and signed copies of vital documents like Aadhaar, Vehicle RC, Driving License etc directly from respective Issuers (UIDAI and MoRTH) which are more and more being accepted in-lieu of original paper copies. Government of Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka have already brought out notifications for acceptance of DL/RC issued through DigiLocker by traffic authorities (https://digilocker.gov.in/resource/depa ... culars.php). With time, more and more states hopefully will come out with such notifications and also documents such as fitness certificate, insurance certificate etc. will be issued directly through DigiLocker by respective organizations.
The DigiLocker platform has the following benefits*:
- Citizens can access their digital documents anytime, anywhere and share it online. This is convenient and time saving.
- Digital Locker makes it easier to validate the authenticity of documents as they are issued directly by the registered issuers.
- Self-uploaded documents can be digitally signed using the eSign facility (which is similar to the process of self-attestation).
Trivia: Do you know that DigiLocker works in off-line mode too? Cached documents (document has been accessed once before) can also be accessed when the Internet connection is not available (off-line mode). So for example, if at Spiti one needs to access RC or any Identification document to show it, even if no mobile signal is available, still based on last accessed document, the document can be opened!
You can access the DigiLocker facility by clicking on your profile and selecting "DigiLocker" from the drop-down menu (You have to be logged-in for the menu to appear) or by accessing the direct URL: https://scoutmytrip.com/digilocker
To Upload a document to DigiLocker
To Download a document from DigiLocker Note: All the documents are immediately deleted from ScoutMyTrip servers, both in case of Upload and Download. We do not want to make our servers a repository of user files.