"The government has decided to offer 'Digital Locker' facility to students of all schools and colleges, where they can keep their important documents, certificates online," an official statement issued on Friday said.
The facility was launched by state school education minister Kedar Kashyap on Thursday at Government Polytechnic college, Jagdalpur in Bastar district will be soon implemented across the state, it said.
The scheme will soon be implemented in all schools and colleges across the state and will be free of cost, the minister said.
Notably, chief minister Raman Singh has launched several initiatives as a part of 'Digital Chhattisgarh' drive to fulfil Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream campaign 'Digital India', the release quoted Kashyap as saying.
The will be of immense value to students where they will be able to preserve important documents, including educational certificates, online, and access them using their Aadhaar numbers, he added.
The nationwide Digital Locker or DIGILocker facility for government documents was launched on Wednesday. "Digital Locker will provide secure access to government issued documents. It uses authenticity services provided by Aadhaar," an official release said. It is aimed at eliminating the use of physical documents and enables sharing of verified electronic documents across government agencies. The release added, "Digital Locker will reduce the administrative overhead of government departments and agencies created due to paperwork. It will also make it easy for the residents to receive services by saving time and effort as their documents will now be available anytime, anywhere and can be shared electronically."
Written with inputs from PTI