44 RTO related services available online to ease burden of citizens in Odisha

Cuttack: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) in New Delhi has issued a notification to ease the burden of citizens to avail transport related services. Out of 58 services specified by MoRTH, at least 44 are now available online in Odisha, an official source informed today.

“As many as 58 citizen-centric services related to driving license, conductor license, vehicle registration, permit, transfer of ownership etc can now be availed completely online. Out of the 58 services, Odisha has introduced a total of 44 citizen-centric services related to transport in the state including driving license, vehicle registration, permit, off road application and international driving permit through online application process under the 5T initiative,” a press release issued by the Union Ministry read.

The MoRTH has issued a notification in this regard on 16 September, 2022 increasing 18 citizen-centric services to 58 services, the official communiqué issued for the purpose mentioned.

The official source added saying that Odisha is the first state in the country to have introduced paperless registration system for fully built new vehicle and auto approval of goods and contract carriage permit to provide instant service in transport sector.

“A total of 44 RTO related services are already online in Odisha. The vehicle registration process has been made paperless and contactless since two years. Odisha is first State in the country to introduce a document upload system through digital signature with auto number generation,” Joint Commissioner, Transport (Technical) Dipti Ranjan Patra stated.

“Odisha is the first the state to issue digital documents of motor vehicles including driving license (DL) and registration certificate (RC). To ensure better service delivery and eliminate the delay in receipt of DL, RC and other vehicle-related papers, digitally signed documents is being issued from January 1, 2022,” Joint Commissioner Patra further said.

Work is under progress to integrate these services with Aadhaar. These services can be availed with the help of Aadhaar authentication on a voluntary basis once the system is integrated, Patra added.

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