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Uniform Smart Driving Licenses & RCs Across India From 1st October 2019

Uniform Driving License

The new driving licenses and RCs issued by union territories and states will have a uniform format.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) will issue uniform vehicle registration certificates (RC) and driving licenses (DLs) system across the nation. The new norms will be enforced from 1st October, 2019. The new driving licenses and RCs issued by union territories and states will have a uniform format in terms of design, look, colour and security features.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways had confirmed that the process for the ‘smart’ DLs and RCs system commenced across the nation. The new DLs and RCs will have embedded microchips and QR codes along with an enabled near-field communication (NFC) feature.

New Vehicle Registration Norms

These features will enable the traffic cops to access details stored in the cards through their hand-held devices. It can store the driver’s data for up to 10 years. Interestingly, the new uniformly designed driving license will also give details of the license holder’s blood group and organ donation declaration.

The RC will also mention the vehicle’s emission norms for performing pollution tests with ease. There will also be a mention of the specially designed vehicle developed for the physically challenged.

The Regional Transport Offices (RTO) will issue or renew around 32,000 driving licenses and 43,000 vehicle registration certificates across the nation on daily basis. The applicants of the DLs renewal or RCs re-registration will gradually get the new uniform replacements.

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