Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued a notice stating that the digital copies of the driving license and RC (registration certificate) will be now legally acceptable and treated as original papers. The soft copies of the documents will be stored in ‘DigiLocker’/mParivahan mobile app. While Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Karnataka states were the first among to get legal acceptance for Digilocker, the other states and union territories will soon begin this digital system.
One can open a DigiLocker account on the app by linking his/her Aadhaar card (12-digit Unique Identification (UID) number) and phone number. It will also require scanned copies of documents including voter ID, registration certificate, driving license, etc. Read – Did You Know Of These Strange Driving Laws & Hefty Fines?
After creating an account on the DigiLocker’/mParivahan mobile app, you can show the authorities the QR code whenever they asked for it. The electronic copies of the documents will get legal approval and you will be good to go. The traffic cops and authorities can also access the Vahan or Saarthi database via eChallan system in case of vehicle impoundment. There will be no need to seize the original documents of the vehicle or its driver. Read – 7 Days Jail Without Bail For Drunk Drivers In Goa
The soft copies of the documents will be locked and protected in the national digital locker system verified by traffic police and other governing bodies. The DigiLocker system will enable traffic cops to issue fines or penalties against law breakers, and make it easier for drivers. One doesn’t need to carry hardcopies of his/her vehicles all the time. Read – Manufacturers, Sellers of Non-ISI Helmets Can Go To Jail
Interestingly, the new vehicle insurance and insurance renewal data will also be updated on the Vahan database by Insurance Information Board on a regular basis. The new data entries will immediately reflect on the eChallan and mParivahan app of the MoRTH.
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