Driving license holders and vehicle owners can now avail 16 types of online and contactless services and avoid the hassles of visiting offices of transport departments by getting Aadhaar authentication, writes The Economic Times.
The services include obtaining learner's licence, renewal of DL, changes of address and certificate of registration, issue of international driving licence, notice of transfer and application for transfer of ownership of vehicle.
The ministry has sought suggestions and objections to this draft order, which has been proposed as per the Good Governance (Social Welfare, Innovation, Knowledge) Rules. The rules allow Aadhaar authentication to promote ease of living. “Those who don’t want to go for Aadhaar authentication will need to visit offices personally to avail such services,” said a ministry official.
This voluntary Aadhaar authentication will help the government to weed out fake documents and more than one driving licences held by individuals, which are big deterrents to road safety in India.