UK govt introduced e-challan and smart card based driving license

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The Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat, inaugurated E- Challan and smart card based driving license scheme at State secretariat on Dec 20. In his address, he said that the process has started to make the transport department of State high tech. The approval to purchase ten Boleros for enforcement and revenue collection has been given.

Exhorting the employees of the corporations to augment resources and increase the income, CM Rawat said that jobs of the employees are safe only when the corporations are in good financial health.

The CM said that transport department earns revenue and is responsible for enforcement of motor vehicle act. He said that with the launch of e-challan system, the employees would be saved of manual work, which is to increase transparency. The new system would help in identification of regular offenders, he said. On the issue of revenue collection, CM said that the department has so far collected Rs 470 Crores and hoped that in remaining three months of the financial year, the officers of the department would achieve target.

Speaking on the occasion, Transport Minister, Yashpal Arya said that the new system would inculcate efficiency and ensure transparency in the department. He said that against the target of Rs 660 Crore, the department has so far collected Rs 470 Crores.

The Transport secretary, D Senthil Pandian said that E Challan is web/ android based mobile App software based on which the Challans of vehicles can be issued by the police and transport department using single data base.

He further informed that the App is integrated with Vahan and Sarthi national portals and information like name of driver and vehicle would be obtained by feeding the license number. Pandian informed that the software can be integrated with the GPS by which the time, date and place of offence done by the driver would be displayed.

The software would work both on online and offline mode and system of taking the picture of vehicle is also incorporated to remove any discrepancy arising later.

The secretary explained that since the data base of all Challans related with the vehicle would be readily available in the software, it would help in identification of regular offender. Informing about new registration certificates and driving licenses, Pandian said that they are PVC based and are of the size of any debit card which will help the user to carry them easy. It will also help in ensuring longevity of these important documents.

Sahaspur MLA Sahdev Pundir, Additional secretary H C Semwal, Additional transport commissioner Sunita Singh and RTO and ARTOs of all districts of the State were present on the eve

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