RC: e-License system faces delays, smart cards offered as temporary solution
Those seeking licenses and registration certificates (RC) for their vehicles will continue to receive smart cards.
JAIPUR: The eagerly anticipated implementation of the e-license system has encountered a temporary setback, leading to a delay in its launch.
As a result, those seeking licenses and registration certificates (RC) for their vehicles will continue to receive smart cards instead. The new system, which was slated to commence two months ago, awaits a final decision.
Transport Minister Brijendra Singh Ola was presented with the e-license proposal from the Transport Headquarters two months ago. However, objections were subsequently raised, prompting departmental officers to conduct a comprehensive study of the e-license model previously adopted in Odisha. The file has now been resubmitted to the minister for approval before being forwarded to the Finance Department. As a result, the implementation of the e-license system is expected to face substantial delays.
Upon the system’s eventual launch, individuals will be able to download their driving licenses and vehicle RCs, akin to e-Aadhaar. Those who prefer physical copies may obtain printed licenses from the e-Mitra center, mirroring the process for obtaining Aadhaar cards.
This transition is also set to reduce the license fee, which currently stands at Rs 200 for a smart card. Once the new system is operational, the fee will be reduced by Rs 200.
Also, the license and RC will feature a QR code instead of a chip, enabling traffic police to scan the code using their mobile phones and access license and RC details through the M Parivahan app. Possessing a hard copy of the license with a QR code will no longer be mandatory, as digital copies will be accepted as well.