Carry Vehicle Documents Digitally through Digilocker and mParivahan


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Easy Way to Carry Vehicle Documents Digitally through Digilocker and mParivahan

Do you know that carrying your vehicle documents digitally is possible? Yes, you can use Digilocker and mParivahan apps for the same. Know about it all in this blog.

Carrying vehicle papers with you all the time is a responsibility that every vehicle owner has to take. And if somehow you fail to carry them along, you come under the scanner of the police.  But now you don’t have to worry about carrying the hard copies of your vehicle papers with you all the time anymore. All you need is to use online apps like mparivahan to store your vehicle papers and present them digitally when asked by traffic cops while plying on the road.

Let us learn about the various ways in which the mparivahan and digilocker apps function and how they are useful in keeping your vehicle documents safe.

What do you mean by Digilocker and mParivahan?

These are apps that you can download in your mobile and which allow vehicle owners to carry their papers related to their vehicles such as DL or Driving License, RC or registration certificate etc. digitally. By digitally, it doesn’t mean keeping the scanned copies of the papers, rather keeping them in proper formats as approved by the government officials. So, these vehicle documents stored in a digital app are accepted in case of any legal requirement. The format is approved by transport and other government departments making them legitimate.

DigiLocker is a tool made available by the Electronics and IT Ministry of India. The app collects the details of the vehicle owner via the VAHAN app. It collects the details of both DL and RC of the motorists and stores them digitally in the DigiLocker app. On the other hand, the mParivahan online app is designed by the Road Transport and Highways Ministry of India via NIC. Both these apps help in storing documents that are officially approved and can be used everywhere.

Benefits of using Digilocker and mParivahan Apps

The Motor Vehicles Act amendments of 2019 has made the motor rules all the more stringent with hefty penalties for violating any rules. There is also a huge penalty for not keeping the valid documents with you all the time while driving. So, to facilitate citizens with easy storage of documents like DL and RC with vehicle owners all the time, the government has allowed the facility to store them on digital apps.

Since the penalty rates were hiked by the government’s 2019 amendments, the fines for not carrying valid documents with you while driving a vehicle has risen. Now, if you drive without a valid  DL, you will be charged with rupees 5000 as compared to the earlier 500 rupees.

Thus, the usefulness of these apps has become all the more pronounced as they allow vehicle owners to store the vehicle documents. There is no hassle of carrying the hardcopy of the docs anymore and no risk of getting fined by traffic cops.

How to save documents in DigiLocker?

You can follow a simple process to save your vehicle papers with Digilocker as follows:

  • You have to go through a Aadhaar based verification process to sign in to the Digilocker application.
  • Now, get copies of your valid documents like DL and RC from the database.
  • Further, you can also store your insurance documents of car or bike in the Digilocker as most vehicle insurance companies are linked with DigiLocker and allows you to store the digital copies of your vehicle insurance policy documents.
  • For PUC, the digital tool is not crafted to store that record and so you need to keep a physical copy of the document with you.

Also Read : All You Need To Know About Car Insurance In Digilocker

How to Store Documents in mParivahan?

Similar to Digilocker, you can store your vehicle papers in mParivahan by following a simple process as follows:

  • First, download the app from Google Play Store or iOS App Store.
  • Though registering yourself in the app is not compulsory, it helps to view documents while traveling.
  • You can sign in to the app by following a simple OTP-based process.
  • After signing in, create an account to store your documents like DL and RC.
  • You can also store mparivahan insurance papers in this app.
  • For this, you must go to the My RC/DL option in the mParivahan app.
  • And you can avoid penalties even if you do not have the hard copies of your vehicle documents with you.

To Conclude

Now that you know the Digilocker meaning and how you can use both the apps of Digilocker and mParivahan, you can now use these online apps to store your vehicle papers.

The mParivahan app is also used to download RC and if you don’t know how to download RC from mParivahan, you can do that by following a simple process of downloading the app in your mobile phone and submitting the required details and following few simple steps.

Thus, as mentioned above, both digilocker and mparivahan apps are very easy to use and they are here to make lives smooth.

In a nutshell we can say that both Digilocker and mParivahan apps offer the following benefits:

  • Allows vehicle owners to conveniently carry the requisite documents.
  • The fear of misplacing or theft of the important documents is minimized.
  • You can store all important documents in one place.
  • The documents are stored in formats which are legally approved by government authorities .
  • Convenience of accessing the documents anytime, anywhere.
May 17, 2022
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