Press Trust of IndiaJune 09, 2021 5:48:43 PM IS
The Maharashtra government has issued two directives for the state’s 50 RTOs, one of which allows people to obtain a learning license by sitting down for a test from home using an Aadhaar-based authentication mechanism, a senior official said. The other change is that dealers can register non-transport vehicles without physically taking them to regional transport offices, Maharashtra Transport Commissioner Avinash Dhakane told PTI. Officials said Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is expected to inaugurate these facilities in the next two to three days.
These facilities will bring huge socio-economic benefits, reduce footfall at RTOs, eliminate illegal agents and reduce corruption, while reducing the burden on staff and saving time and money for citizens, Dhakane said.
Another official said that the Center’s notification on the use of Aadhaar-based authentication for 18 different services, such as obtaining a learner’s license, issuing a registration certificate for fully-built vehicles, etc., was issued in March. of this year.
“Annually, the Maharashtra department of transport issues around 20 lakh of learning licenses and an equal number of cars and bicycles are registered in the non-transport category in the state. The National Informatics Center (NIC) made the necessary changes. on the Vahan 4.0 and Sarathi 4.0 systems used for vehicle registration and driver’s license issuance across the country, “said an official.
According to the state government directive issued Tuesday, those who require a learner’s license will need to provide their Aadhar card number before taking an online test from home.
“After watching some road safety videos online, one can apply for a learner’s license test, in which he must answer at least 60 percent of the questions correctly. Those who pass the test can print a learner’s license per your account, “said an official.
He said that the NIC had also developed a system through which physicians can upload the applicant’s medical certificate in a prescribed format, and for this, physicians will need to apply online to RTOs to obtain the user ID and password.
“Those who do not prefer Aadhaar’s authentication facility can follow the existing process to obtain a learner’s license,” the official added.