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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Sep 2014

DTOs to provide major services online

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Jalandhar, August 16, 2014
First Published: 22:05 IST(16/8/2014) | Last Updated: 22:07 IST(16/8/2014)

The transport department is all set to give a relief to people across the state by offering its major services online from September 15.

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Now, applicants for a driving licence, including learning, can fill the online form at the state transport office website, Sarathi.

It was announced by state transport secretary Anurag Agarwal on his surprise visit at the district transport office (DTO) here.

In due course, the issuance of licence will be simplified, made transparent and hassle- free and it will be given to the applicants at the DTO office from next month.

According to the department's plan to introduce e-services at the DTO office across the state, applications for a licence can be submitted online and the required fee paid through net banking.

Aggarwal said the transport department is all set to launch the online application system that would offer to apply online from anywhere to get the licence; only two visits to the DTO office would be required for applicants -- for verification of documents and to collect the licence.

Moreover, with regard to providing quick service to applicants of new vehicles, the department has decided to fix the HSRP to the applicant's new vehicle at the dealer's end. He said the system of temporary number plates would be stopped soon and applicants could get their HSRP from the dealer with their favourite number on the spot.

He said the dealer would give the provisional registration certificate (RC) to the applicant at the time of fixing the number plate on the new vehicle and the applicant could get the original RC within two weeks.

Aggarwal said the technical changes in the department would help reduce the burden of the department and also facilitate the common man in getting the work done easily by following simple steps.

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