Govt may Link Driv­ing Li­cence with Aad­haar to Check Fraud

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New Delhi: The gov­ern­ment is plan­ning to link driv­ing li­cence with unique iden­ti­fi­ca­tion num­ber, or Aad­haar, in or­der to curb is­sue of du­pli­cate and fake li­cences, Union min­is­ter for elec­tron­ics & IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Fri­day. Prasad, who was speak­ing at the Dig­i­tal Haryana Summit 2017, added that he has al­ready had a word with Nitin Gad­kari, the min­is­ter for road trans­port and high­ways re­gard­ing the link­age.

“We are plan­ning to link driv­ing li­cence to Aad­haar. I have had a word with Gad­kari Ji re­gard­ing this,” said Prasad. “So, dig­i­tal iden­tity con­firms phys­i­cal iden­tity with the help of dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy,” the min­is­ter added.

A trans­port min­istry of­fi­cial said that they may not be able to com- ment since it is a state mat­ter and trans­port is not in cen­tral list. “We’ll only be able to com­ment af­ter we con­sult states. How­ever, from our side we’re al­ready get­ting the en­tire data­base of driv­ing li­cence in the coun­try on a com­mon plat­form so that there’s no du­pli­ca­tion any­more,” said the of­fi­cial.

On Fri­day, the gov­ern­ment of Haryana, in as­so­ci­a­tion with NASSCOM, hosted the first edi­tion of the Dig­i­tal Haryana Summit in Gur­gaon where they an­nounced a slew of poli­cies for the star­tups, IT and elec­tron­ics sec­tor.

The new set of poli­cies in­clude, IT & ESDM Pol­icy, Tower Pol­icy, StartUp Pol­icy, Cy­ber Se­cu­rity Pol­icy and SARAL Cit­i­zen de­liv­ery track­ing por­tal.

The state gov­ern­ment in as­so­ci­a­tion with NASSCOM also an­nounced the open­ing of startup ware­house in Gur­gaon, with an eighty-four seater ca­pac­ity along with a mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tion de­vel­op­ment in­cu­ba­tion cen­tre within the ware­house to boost the startup ecosys­tem. A Cen­tre for IoT (in­ter­net of things), Cen­tre for In­no­va­tion and En­trepreneur­ship (CIE), and in­cu­ba­tion cen­tres were also un­veiled.

Haryana chief min­is­ter Manohar Lal Khat­tar, along with of­fi­cials of the state and com­pa­nies such as Gen­pact and Mi­crosoft, was also present dur­ing the day- long summit.

Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union elec­tron­ics and IT min­is­ter

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