Maharashtra government was contemplating online registration and outsourcing to streamline the functioning of RTO department in the city, the Legislative Council was informed on Wednesday.
Speaking during the Question Hour, Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh said the process of computerisation had already begun and the government was considering online registration facility to be provided to citizens.
Opinion from experts is being sought, he said, adding outsourcing option was also being considered. "This would help ease the burden of the department and subsequent delays."
"The entire revenue generated by the RTO department goes to the state exchequer and if outsourcing model is accepted, the government will have to part with the revenue. More deliberations are required on this issue," the CM said.
Deshmukh said measures like computeristion and online registration would help strengthen and modernise the department.
The chief minister was responding to the main question by Nitin Gadkari and Vinod Tawde (both BJP) on steps being undertaken to improve the functioning of RTO department.
Tawde wanted to know if the government will increase the number of RTO offices in the metropolis.
Deshmukh said in Mumbai, 500-550 new vehicles are registered every day. About 1,500 new learning licenses are issued, while over 90 new licences are given every day.
He admitted that corruption prevailed in the department and said the steps to be taken to streamline the functioning would help curb the menace.