The Odisha state transport department has some good news for vehicle owners – they will no longer need to carry driving licence, registration certificate and other documents in original.
All you need is to download DigiLocker or mParivahan apps in your mobile phone for the officials to access the relevant document. The app lets you upload and save all your government-issued documents including PAN card, Aadhar Card, college certificates, property documents and more online.
Transport commissioner Sanjeeb Panda has directed all regional transport officers (RTOs) to accept electronic form of documents during enforcement drives.
Taking digitisation to the next step, the transport department has given its nod to allow vehicle owners carry documents in electronic form. Presenting vehicle documents using the DigiLocker or mParivahan apps will be treated at par with certificates issued by the transport commissioner.
The move comes after the Centre had in August issued an advisory asking states to accept vehicle documents presented in the “electronic form” using the two digital platforms.
The advisory of the Union ministry of road transport and highways asked transport authorities in the states to treat documents presented using the digital platforms par with certificates issued by them.
The DigiLocker platform of the ministry of electronics and information technology and the mParivahan mobile app of the road transport and highways ministry has the facility to access driving licence or registration certificates in an electronic form.