Following complaints from many motorists about document verification, Kerala DGP Loknath Behera issued a circular to stating that the digital document would suffice, and that motorists would no longer be required to carry their original license with them.
Driverâ€™s license stored on the digi-locker and produced before any official requesting to see the same would be accepted under the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988, as per the circular. Many had complained the centre that police officials were not accepting a license stored on the digital platform.
Registration certificate, driving license and insurance policy papers can be stored on the app to access as required. However, in case someone is not able to access the same, they do have the option to scan and store physical copies of their documents in the digi-locker with their digital signature. The app also contains several transport-related information.
As part of this initiative introduced in the state, the state police chief also reached out to all district police chiefs, asking them to ensure that the circular is passed on to all officers, particularly all traffic police.
Officials have stated that the app would help ensure that drivers did not lose the original copies of their documents.
The digi-locker is a part of the Centreâ€™s Digital India campaign. All documents stored on this digital platform are taken to be valid. They are all self-attested or include a digital signature. Launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015, the digi-locker can be accessed through its website or through its app for Android and iOS.