Lock your documents digitally

December 16, 2015 12:00 am | Updated March 24, 2016 10:14 am IST - Chennai:

The recent Chennai floods have been a classic case study on how a natural disaster can destroy your things including key documents. Losing documents can be disastrous and obtaining new ones can be tedious. To keep documents safe and secure, a Chennai based start-up firm, myeasydocs, is creating a repository of certified documents, that can be used electronically anywhere in the world.

It is similar to dropbox or digilocker, a service launched by the government of India. So this is how myeasydocs works: On payment of a nominal fee, people can get a certified copy from the issuing authority into the myeasydocs repository and submit these documents officially to any entity that needs the document. “We do this for a very nominal fee and within a matter of few days. Anyone who wants to keep their documents safe can come to us,” said, the firm’s chief executive officer, Avira Tharakan. For this, the start-up firm has tie-ups with universities, banks, government bodies and other institutions.

Mr. Tharakan said, “We have 12 Universities in Tamil Nadu with another 15 just completing sign off. This would mean we would have coverage of over most of the Universities — both private and State Universities on myeasydocs.”

The firm, when it first began its journey was an online document verification firm and gradually ventured into other areas. It has detected more than 100 fake certificates from Tamil Nadu, mostly quacks working in Singapore and Saudi Arabia.

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