Driv­ing li­cense goes dig­i­tal

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The Min­istry of Road Trans­port has is­sued a no­ti­fi­ca­tion stat­ing that dig­i­tal driv­ing li­censes and ve­hi­cle’s reg­is­tra­tion cer­tifi­cates stored in DigiLock­ers are now legally recog­nised at par with the orig­i­nal doc­u­ments as per the IT Act 2000 and is valid un­der the Mo­tor Ve­hi­cles Act 1988. The DigiLocker plat­form has been built by the Min­istry of Elec­tron­ics and In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy, and has the fa­cil­ity to pull a cit­i­zen’s Driv­ing Li­cence or the Reg­is­tra­tion Cer­tifi­cate or any other cer­tifi­cate in an elec­tronic form. Data re­lated to the in­sur­ance of new ve­hi­cles as well as the re­newal date of a car’s in­sur­ance is also be­ing up­loaded by the In­sur­ance Board (IB) on the Gov­ern­ment’s Va­han data­base, claim sources. The same will be re­flected on the mPari­va­han (eChal­lan) app. of the min­istry, they add. If the ve­hi­cle reg­is­tra­tion de­tails on the mPari­va­han (eChal­lan) app. con­tain the de­tails of the pol­icy which is in ef­fect, then the re­quire­ment of a phys­i­cal copy of the in­sur­ance cer­tifi­cate is also not to be en­forced. Dur­ing an of­fence when the doc­u­ments are re­quired to im­pound a ve­hi­cle, the law agency can ac­cess the Va­han.Sarthi data­base online through the eChal­lan sys­tem, thereby elim­i­nat­ing the need to seize such doc­u­ments phys­i­cally.

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