Leveraging Blockchain as a Solution for Security Issues and Challenges of Paperless E-Governance Application

  • Ambica SethyEmail author
  • Abhishek Ray
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1119)


DigiLocker, a government of India initiative, provides a free platform to the citizens of India to store and access important personal documents. This platform is implemented by using various open source technologies to deliver a mass solution and contributes back to the ever-growing Indian community. DigiLocker is a weapon for paperless E-governance. It is a platform to issue and verify all types of certificates and documents digitally. Thus gradually eliminate the use of physical documents. In this paper, we have proposed a framework to secure individual information using secured verification method of blockchain-based validation technique. The proposed framework ensures proper validation and verification with a unique hash key. Additionally, Argon2 encryption mechanism is used for securing the hash key in the proposed framework. This will enable a timeline for visibility of the uploaded documents by any authorized person/organization and reduce fraudulent use of documents.


Aadhaar authentication Argon2id Blockchain security DigiLocker Data analytics Ethereum 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer Engineering, Kalinga Institute of Industrial TechnologyDeemed to be UniversityBhubaneswarIndia

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