Road Transport Ministry approves DigiLocker: No need to carry your driving licence, vehicle papers anymore


Good news for everyone. A notification has been issued by the Ministry of Road Transport that people who store their RC papers and digital driving license in the DigiLockers will now be considered legitimate piece of documents and are now legal as per the IT Act 2000 and is also valid under the Motor Vehicles Act 1988. With quick impact, the notice by the service is routed to every one of the India State’s Principal Secretaries, All Secretaries of Department of Transport, DGPs/ADGPs(Traffic) and all State/UT Transport Commissioners.

According to Nitin Gadkari, Road Transport Ministry, they have received a lot of recommendations and suggestion by many citizens of India raising an issue to make documents like DL and RC legal on the DigiLocker and also on the mParivahan app. Additionally elucidating, the government’s DigiLockerworked by Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, has the office to pull a resident’s Driving License or the Registration Certificate or some other testament in an electronic frame. It is presently affirmed that these archives on the DigiLocker or mParivahan are esteemed to be lawfully perceived at standard with the first reports according to the arrangements of the Information Technology Act, 2000.

Further, it is likewise told that the information identified with the protection of new vehicles and restoration date of an auto’s protection is additionally being transferred by the Insurance Board (IiB) on the Government’s Vahan database. A similar will be thought about the mParivahan/eChallan application of the Ministry. In the event that the vehicle enrolment points of interest on the mParivahan/eChallan application contain the subtle elements of the arrangement which is in-compel, at that point the prerequisite of a physical duplicate of the protection declaration is likewise not to be upheld affirmed the warning.

The legislature in its notice has made it clear to each state to acknowledge DLs and Vehicle papers on DigiLocker and mParivahan. Amid an offense when the archives are required to appropriate a vehicle, the law office can get to Vahan.Sarthi database online through eChallan framework and in this manner dispensing with the need of physically seizure of any such records.

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