Monday, September 5, 2016

Now drive with soft copy, put DL in DigiLocker

You will soon be able to drive without having to carry your driving licence and registration certificate (RC) of the vehicle by keeping them in 'DigiLocker' . These documents kept in the secured national digital locker system can be verified by traffic police and other law enforcing agencies in case of need.

The transport and IT ministries will launch this system on Wednesday. DigiLockers help you consolidate all your important papers at one place. You just need to have an aadhaar card linked to your cell number to open an account.

Sources said once this service starts, it will help spot verification of DLs and RCs directly in the users' mobile phone from the national registry of vehicle and drivers' data. "The verifying official needs to have the mobile app to check the authenticity of the soft documents. The IT ministry will launch the app soon," a transport ministry official said.

At least two states - Telangana and Delhi - could be the leaders since traffic police in these states are issuing e-challans and there is better internet connectivity. Officials said in case any violation is detected, the enforcement personnel can feed the penalty points using the app.

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