We are happy to share that the Dept of IT, Govt of India has notified The Information Technology (Preservation and Retention of Information by Intermediaries Providing Digital Locker Facilities) Rules, 2016 via a gazette notification (embedded below).
This notification is an important step in realizing the vision behind the Digital Locker ecosystem. Digital Locker was envisioned as a game changing platform in the area of digitization. As the slide below shows, Digital Locker ecosystem’s mandate is to create a nationwide paradigm for digital documents based service delivery to enable paperless governance. It will achieve this by creating a level playing field across public & private entities providing various Digital Locker services. The notified rules are meant to provide the regulatory framework within the purview of the Information Technology Act 2000, under which this ecosystem will be established and developed.
You can expect more announcements on the DigiLocker ecosystem front soon. Stay tuned!