In order to make way for easier application of driving licences, the district administration of Gurgaon plans to start an online facility for the same in the ministry of road transport and & highways’ website — parivahan.gov.in — by December 25.
With the introduction of online application facility, the applicants will not have to spend hours in long queues for submitting the forms and documents at the transport offices concerned. Applicants can log on to www.parivahan.nic.in and apply for a licence and also get all information for the same.
“This first-of-its kind initiative will eliminate long queues at the transport offices and bring transparency in the process of issuance of driving licence. We are hopeful of starting it by December 25,” TL Satyaprakash, deputy commissioner of Gurgaon, said.
Districts such as Panchkula, Ambala and Karnal in Haryana are already using this facility.
Once it is launched in Gurgaon, the applicants will have to pass an online test after which they would be given a system generated date to visit the office of the sub-divisional magistrate to provide the biometric details.
About 50-70 people visit the regional transport every day to apply for learners and driving licences.
“The district administration has taken the call at the right time. The slow processing and the large number of applicants used to result in a long day of waiting. People had to leave a whole day free to go to Mini Secretariat and apply for learners or driving licence,” Ujwal Chandran, who recently applied for a licence said.
The administration has initiated this plan to reduce the inconvenience caused to officials as well. Officials hope this move will ensure smooth functioning in the system and eliminate corrupt practises.
In July, the administration had launched a consolidated booklet for applicants with forms 1 and 2, space for pasting identification proof and residential proof and a self-declaration affidavit. The book also has mandatory road signage, such as warning and information signs.
For the convenience of applicants, sub-divisional magistrate Vatsal Vasishth had recently directed for extra manpower at the transport offices.