The government of India announced on Thursday for the acceptance of Digital driving license and vehicle registration certificates. It is difficult to always carry all such mandatory documents physically, to facilitate the riders this initiative was taken. All such electronic documents will be valid if presented through its mParivahan or DigiLocker platforms.
Road Transport and Highway Ministry said that States vehicle registration certificates, driving licenses and other mandatory documents are valid in electronic form if presented through official platforms. It will be treated as valid if issued by the transport authorities.
An official statement reads, “This is in response to a number of grievances/RTI applications received in the Ministry where citizens have complained that the documents available in DigiLocker or the mParivahan app are not considered valid by the traffic police or the motor vehicles department.”
The advisory illuminated two platforms, which has the option to pull any documents in a digital form. It further said that any documents related to renewal or insurance of any new vehicles are also being uploaded to the daily database by the Insurance Information board. Therefore, the same is also reflected in eChallan and mParivahan app of the Ministry.
It added, “If the vehicle registration details on the mParivahan or eChallan app contain the details of the policy which is in force, then the requirement of a physical copy of the insurance certificate is also not to be enforced.
The Ministry further said that in case of offense, one has the option to use the digital form of documents and there would be no further necessity of a physical form of such documents. The enforcement agencies can draft any impounding reflects in the digital database via the system of “eChallan”.
It continued that “this IT-based online verification of certificates is expected to help the enforcement authority in ensuring the genuineness of the details which would further result in better compliance and effective monitoring.”