NEW DELHI: The Union transport ministry has asked states to facilitate acceptance of driving licence and other documents like vehicle registration certificates in electronic format by enforcement agencies.
Vehicle owners can also show their documents like driving licence, RCs and insurance certificates through mobile apps like Digilocker and mParivahan app, the Road Transport and Highways Ministry said Tuesday while issuing a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to states.
The enforcement agencies like traffic and transport departments can simultaneously access these details from eChallan app, which has data for online verification of vehicle and its licence status, it said.
The move is aimed at doing away with the handling of documents physically by enforcement agencies. Citizens would also escape from harassment of the collection of documents after paying challans, according to the ministry.
Vehicle owners be allowed to present their documents like certificate of registration, insurance, fitness and permit, driving licence, certificate for pollution under check and any other relevant documents, etc in electronic format, the ministry said in a statement.