Aadhaar To Be Compulsory For Getting Driving Licence - watsupptoday.com
Aadhaar To Be Compulsory For Getting Driving Licence
Posted 27 Mar 2017 10:36 AM

Agencies

The Central government has asked the all the states to make Aadhaar card a mandatory requirement in order to procure a driving licence in India. The Centre has suggested this step to curb people from having multiple driving licences for a single name. At present, people are using multiple licences to break the law, because if one licence is impounded or suspended for any traffic offence, then the person has another to keep going. Also, multiple licences create the menace of fake identities as well.

We hear that this new scheme will come into effect from October, 2017. Not only will the issuance of driving licences will have a centralised database of sorts but it will also help preventing people getting multiple licences from different regional transport offices (RTOs) in different states. The National Informatics Centre (NIC) has already uploaded most of the data available in RTOs across the country on to the database. The database can be accessed anytime by any RTO to check whether the applicant already has a driving licence issued in some other state or not. In accordance, the Union Road Transport Ministry has already begun work in order to help the state government to incorporate the necessary changes in the current process of issuing a driving licence.

The government estimates that little more than 18 crore driving licences have been issued so far, a country with an estimated population of over 120 crore. There seems to be a lot of catching up to do.

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