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Cyberspace for personal files

Cyberspace for personal files
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If the UPA government had food, education, job and information for all, Prime Minister Narendra Modi - who has just unveiled banking for all - now plans to give a little cyberspace to all.

Govt can access all your info at one place

New Delhi: If the UPA government had food, education, job and information for all, Prime Minister Narendra Modi - who has just unveiled banking for all - now plans to give a little cyberspace to all.

The government is working on an ambitious plan to provide each citizen with a "unique digital cloud".

It would be your own little bank of information - where all your original documents can be saved. Birth certificate, school certificates, board exam marksheets, college degrees, documents about other qualifications, passport, pan card, residence proof and even property details.

So, if a graduate applies for a government job, "the government can access the applicant's personal digital cloud and get a copy of degree provided by the university," explained a senior NDA minister, citing an example.

The idea, being pushed by the Prime Minister himself, is "simple and executable". And government department would be able to access it through an "access interface".

This would result in work less dependent on paper documents. "It would also save people the trouble of getting documents attested and help stop forgery," added an official in the Prime Minister's Office.

The government is already looking for suggestions on the MyGov.in portal to find how the digital cloud idea could be developed, expanded and executed successfully.

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