Government Working On Reducing Footfalls At RTO

The State Government, in a bid to reduce footfalls in the Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) and enhance the convenience of the public, has initiated various citizen-friendly services in the transport sector.

The issue of paper-based Learners’ Licence, Fitness Certificate and Contract Carriage and Goods Carriage Permit shall be stopped in the larger interest of the public with effect from February 4, 2019,

said Transport Commissioner Sanjeeb Panda

Panda added that one can download the Learners’ Licence, Fitness Certificate and Contract Carriage and Goods Carriage Permit at their convenience without having to visit the RTO. The aforementioned documents contain a Quick Response (QR) Code, which can be scanned and verified via https://parivahan.gov.in.

Citizens are no more required to attach a hard copy of the Original Learner’s Licence while applying for a Driving Licence. The issuing authority will now access and verify the details of the Learners’ Licence from the web portal.

Proper procedures have been laid for applicants to conveniently download the required documents and RTOs have been briefed accordingly.

“Once the RTOs are made aware about the procedures, they can explain to the applicants whenever required,” said an RTA officer.

“This would not only reduce footfalls in the RTOs but citizens would also be able to receive the facility at their own convenience,” he added.