Vehicle owners can store their driving licenses digitally on their smartphones.
Citizens can now produce e-copies of their driving licences and registration documents.
Lakhs of commuters have welcomed the government’s move.
Vehicle owners can store electronic copies of licences on their smartphones.
Vehicle owners will no longer need to carry physical copies of driving licence (DL) and registration certificate (RC) as the government has officially amended a rule allowing citizens to carry electronic copies of these documents.
The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said the new provision has been amended under Section 139 of Central Motor Vehicles Act, 1989, allowing vehicle owners across the country to use electronic versions of their driving licence and registration certificate.
With the fresh provision in place, vehicle owners will now be able to store their driving licenses digitally on their smartphones or on applications like Digilockera digital locker operated by the central for storing official documents.
As per the amended provision, the citizen can produce the transport related documents such as registration, insurance, fitness and permit, the driving licence, certificate for pollution under check and any other relevant documents, if required, in physical or electronic form of on demand by any police officer in uniform or any other officer authorized by the state government in this behalf, read the notification.
The fresh notification is aimed at enabling the use of digital platforms for carrying essential documents such as driving licences and registration certificates while travelling. It is also aimed at notifying enforcement officers who may not be aware of the new provision.