The transport department issued licences to those who couldn’t clear the driving test, 660 licences were issued irregularly to those whose learners’ licence had expired and 209 persons were issued more than one driving licence.
All these discrepancies and many more have been observed by the CAG in a performance audit on ‘Computerisation in Motor Vehicles Departments’.
The CAG has further observed that by not formulating fancy number allotment policy, the department had missed the opportunity of revenue generation. Charges for allotment of a fancy number in Tamil Nadu ranged from Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,00,000, while in Punjab it ranged from Rs 1,000 to Rs 50,000, etc.
The audit also found that computerisation for registration of private vehicles, introduced in September 2004, and for issuing driving licences through customised software, made effective from September 2008, in all the 13 zones of
Delhi was incomplete and fragmented.