Chandigarh, Jun 24 : To minimise the usage of physical documents and enable sharing of e-documents across government organisations, the Punjab Governance Reforms department in collaboration with the National e-Governance Division under Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) on Monday organised a one-day state level workshop on DigiLocker for the heads of state government departments and universities here. Chairing the workshop, Ms Seema Jain, Principal Secretary, Governance Reforms and Higher Education, said that Governance Reforms department started process of integrating DigiLocker with e-Sewa and m-Sewa applications which are being used to deliver key services to citizens through different modes including Sewa Kendras.
Caste Certificates (SC/ST/BC/OBC), Residence Certificate and Rural Area Certificate are available on respective Digilocker accounts of citizens which are issued via Sewa Kendras. Punjab State e-Governance Society and Punjab School Education Board have already registered as issuer departments on Digilocker, she added. Ms Jain urged for participation of all G2C, G2B service providing departments to connect with ecosystem of Digilocker by becoming issuer departments and delivers the end documents (certificate/license) via authentic digital medium to citizen/business units. This system will help the citizens to access their issued documents anytime, anywhere.
Digilocker core team member Amit Jain and Durgaprasad Das said that all the departments should come forward for the paperless governance. Mr Jain said that DigiLocker is an important building block cutting across all three vision areas of Digital India. The thrust of DigiLocker is to promote the vision of paperless governance, thus enabling any citizen to produce requisite documents anytime, anywhere in electronic form.
Addressing the participants, Governance Reforms Director Parminder Pal Singh Sandhu said that the state is progressing towards Digital Punjab through implementation of Enterprise Architecture thus focusing towards making all documents available to general public through DigiLocker. Digital Locker is aimed at minimising the usage of physical documents and enable sharing of e-documents across government organisations or other agencies.(UNI)