Digi Locker and NAD are initiatives of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) respectively. The concept of National Academic Depository (NAD) is born out of an initiative by MHRD to provide a 24X7 online depository to Academic institutions to store and publish their academic awards. The digital depository not only ensures easy access to and retrieval of an academic award but also validates and guarantees its authenticity and safe storage.
It aspires to make the vision of Digital Academic awards for every Indian a reality.
Digi Locker aims at promoting Paperless Governance by issuing authentic digital documents issued by various issuers to citizens locker account. The issued documents in Digi Locker system are deemed to be at par with original physical documents as per Rule 9A of the Information Technology (Preservation and Retention of Information by Intermediaries providing Digital Locker facilities) Rules, 2016.