Guwahati, July 20: The Government of Assam has introduced a new system for hassle-free issuance of vehicle registration certificate and driving licence.
Disclosing this information, Secretary, Transport department, Adil Khan said that as per direction of Chief Minister, Assam, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, a new system has been introduced for issuance of QR Code based registration certificate and driving licence cards replacing the obsolete chip based smart card and in line with the Ministry of Road Transport’s notification. “The new system introduced will ensure no multiple visits to the office of DTOs to submit papers, pay fees and collect the printed Driving License/RCs,” said Khan, adding that the automobile dealers have been delegated powers of registration authority by the Transport department for registration of both transport and non transport vehicles, and to print RCs at the time of selling the vehicles to customers through Aadhaar authentication.
The new RC with QR Code embedded on it will have additional security features added to it like Guilloche pattern, Micro line, Water mark, Hologram below the top layer.
Khan also revealed that after one has passed the driving licence test, he or she need not have to visit the DTO for obtaining the driving licence as ‘the process of printing will be done at remote centralised locations and the same sent by post within three to five days’.
“The advantages of the QR code embossed driving licence is that any traffic personnel or law enforcement agencies can easily verify the antecedents of a card holder by scanning the QR Code with mobile phone and that there is no risk of duplication,” Khan quipped.
The Transport Secretary pointed out that the hassle-free printing and delivery of RCs at dealer points and driving licences through remote centralised locations would not only eliminate the role of middlemen but also bring about transparency in the whole system.
Khan further said that though they are issuing the plastic cards as a tradition, they need not be carried by the motorists as they can be easily accessed through the m parivahan and digi locker apps.
The Transport authorities are exuding optimism that around 10 to 15 lakhs motorists would be benefitted each year following the introduction of the hassle-free new system in the days ahead.
In its endeavour for excellence in public service, the Transport department has already introduced 40 Aadhaar based contactless services, including registration of fully built transport and non transport vehicles at dealer points.