Aadhaar to assist driving license, RC renewal, Know-how Information, ETtech
A latest notification of guidelines for Aadhaar authentication by the IT ministry has paved the best way for utilizing the biometric identification to facilitate on-line providers for residents corresponding to acquiring learner’s licence, renewal of driving licence (DL), registration of automobiles (RC) and alter of handle in these paperwork.
The street transport ministry has written to IT ministry to carry the DL and RC associated on-line providers beneath the ambit of the Aadhaar Authentication for Good Governance (Social Welfare, Innovation, Data) Guidelines, which was notified on August 5.
The transport ministry’s proposal is geared toward hunting down pretend or a number of DLs and different paperwork obtained by drivers and car house owners. This will even guarantee individuals avail providers with out visiting places of work of transport division.
Specifying the aim of Aadhaar authentication, the principles say, “The central authorities might permit Aadhaar authentication by requesting entities within the curiosity of fine governance, stopping leakage of public funds, selling ease of residing of residents and enabling higher entry to providers for them.” This can be on a voluntary foundation, the notification says.
“Aadhaar authentication can be higher, if anybody desires to avail the providers on-line,” stated a supply. On-line verification or authentication of doc by utilizing Aadhaar ID has been some of the standard mode for submitting IT returns.
Although in 2018 the transport ministry had determined to make Aadhaar as ID proof for driving licence candidates obligatory, it was dropped after a Supreme Court docket order, which dominated that obligatory use of Aadhaar gained’t apply for different providers apart from availing authorities advantages.
In July final yr, the federal government had enacted the amendments to Aadhaar Act permitting voluntary use of Aadhaar as proof of identification. Final month the IT ministry got here out with the principles, which permits central and state authorities departments to arrange proposals with justification for which they’re searching for Aadhaar authentication an submit them to the Distinctive Identification Authority of India for authorisation.
In September 2019, Union IT and legislation minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had stated, “Duplicate driving licence couldn’t be made, if Aadhar turns into obligatory for it.”