India to help Mauritius with digital locker

3 years, 3 months ago - November 24, 2017
The Government of India will assist Mauritius to develop and set up digital locker services, a top official said on Thursday.

“With Mauritius showing keen interest in India’s DigiLocker service, we will be helping them to set up the service,” said Ajay Kumar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of electronics and IT, on the sidelines of Global Conference on Cyber Space 2017.

The government will offer technical support and advisory services to Mauritius. The decision was taken during a bilateral meeting during the conference. Besides, in similar separate meetings with Iran and Denmark, it had been decided to collaborate on issues related to IT.

“A joint working group has been set up with Iran for collaboration in the field of ICT, while an MoU with Denmark is likely for future cooperation in IT related areas,” Mr. Kumar said.

DigiLocker is a key initiative of the Indian government under its flagship Digital India program. The free service provides citizens a shareable private space on a public cloud wherein they can store their documents. The service is aimed at paperless governance. Till now, about 8.87 million registered users have uploaded about 12.14 million documents on the DigiLocker.

Text by The Hindu

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