Patna: The transport department has planned to introduce a new system under which residents don’t need to carry driving licence and registration certificate while travelling.
The department will allow people to carry these two documents in a mobile app DigiLocker. The app will be connected with Aadhaar and residents can upload the driving licence and registration certificate on the app. It would be treated as original certificates.
At present, residents need to carry their driving licence and registration certificate while riding their two- and four-wheelers to display it during checking by traffic police. “We have planned to introduce this new system in Bihar called DigiLocker through which the residents would be permitted to carry their driving licence and registration certificate in the mobile app. People can easily upload their documents and it the national digital locker launched by the government of India,” said Sanjay Kumar Agarwal, the transport secretary.
So far people were using the DigiLocker for saving their PAN card and certificates, marksheets and other document but now, driving licence and registration certificate, too, can be uploaded.
He said the government of Karnataka has linked the state transport with Digilocker and soon Maharashtra will do the same. Bihar will be the third state where the transport department would be linked with the app. The app is validated by the ministry of electronics and IT, government of India.
“The DigiLocker platform has now the facility to pull a citizen’s driving licence and registration certificate by way of its integration with the ministry of road transport. These digital copies available on Digilocker are mandated as original document as per the IT Act 2000. We have issued the notification and we will launch the system on August 6. However, it does not apply to cases where driving licence and registration certificate are seized by law enforcement authorities as per Motor Vehicles Act and Rules,” Agarwal said.
The facility is not for commercial and heavy vehicles. The users have to download the app from Google Play Store and it has the capacity to upload document up to 1GB.
“Every time I go outside, I have to carry my driving licence and registration certificate. It is very risky when you sometimes forget it in the house and then you have to run back to get it for any verification. Many times we lose our wallet which contains important documents We thank the transport department for this initiative,” said Boring Canal Road resident Nalin Kumar.
Courtesy: The Telegraph