You can keep your driving licence on your smartphone or download its soft copy instead of carrying it physically. The government has provided an option to help keep your driving licence saved on your phone or have its soft copy via DigiLocker or the mParivahan app. This comes handy especially if you forget to carry the physical copy of your driving licence. Also, keeping your driving licence stored on your smartphone helps to save its hard copy from getting lost or theft.
In 2018, the government passed an advisory for states to accept driving licence and vehicle registration stored in DigiLocker and the mParivahan app. That move was aimed to eliminate the need for carrying physical versions of the documents while driving.
Here's how you can keep the driving licence on your smartphone or download its soft copy.
Before beginning, it is important to point out that you need to have an account on DigiLocker. You can sign up on DigiLocker using your phone number and Aadhaar card.
If you don't want to sign up on DigiLocker and are looking for an alternative, you can download the mParivahan app from Google Play or Apple's App Store and sign up there. Once signed up, you'll find your driving licence under the DL Dashboard tab.
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