It’s official! you no longer need to carry your original driving license or RC papers with you. All you need to do is to upload it on the Government’s DigiLocker. Here’s how to get it done.
New Delhi: Transport ministry asks states to accept driving licence, other documents in digital form
The documents will be accepted if presented through the Centre’s DigiLocker or mParivahan online
The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on Thursday issued an advisory to all states to
accept driving licence, vehicle registration certificate and other documents in electronic form, if
presented through the Centre’s DigiLocker or mParivahan online platforms. These documents are to be
considered the same as certificates issued by transport authorities.
“This is in response to a number of grievances/Right to Information applications received in the
ministry where citizens have complained that the documents available in DigiLocker or the mParivahan
app are not considered valid by the traffic police or the motor vehicles department,” the ministry said
in a statement, according to IANS.
The advisory said that DigiLocker and mParivahan have the ability to pull a citizen’s documents into
electronic form. It added that the Insurance Information Board is uploading data related to insurance
of new vehicles and renewal of insurance in the electronic database on a daily basis.
The ministry added that the state authorities do not need to physically seize documents when they have
to be impounded. The agencies can simply have the impounding reflected in the electronic database.
The ministry’s advisory comes days after the Bihar transport department decided to accept documents
from DigiLocker. The Centre had integrated DigiLocker with the Union Ministry of Road Transport and
Highways in September 2016 to allow people to store a digital version of their driving licence and
vehicle documents on the platform.