Now, apply from any part of the district for driving licence

Now, apply from any part of the district for driving licence

Online facility will eliminate menace of middlemen, says RTO

With the proposed introduction of online facility for driving licence/learners’ licence (DL/LLR), the people of the district can submit their applications from any part of the district.

Regional transport offices are situated at Tumakuru, Tiptur and Madhugiri. Hitherto, the people of respective areas had to file applications to the jurisdictional offices. However, the online facility will eliminate all such barriers. The licence seekers can submit their applications from any part of the district by logging on to www.rto.nic.in. They can do so either from home or a cyber cafe. The application can also be filed through a smartphone.

The online facility will eliminate the role of middlemen in the process to some extent. Applicants need not run from pillar to post for filing the applications. The hassles associated with filling the applications compel the applicants to approach middlemen.

“The applications filed online cannot be changed by anyone. The menace of middlemen can be controlled effectively with this facility. People can now obtain their driving licence from any of the three RTOs in the district,” Regional Transport Officer Manchaiah said.

All the relevant documents required to be filed should be scanned and attached to the online application. The applicant will get a code number immediately after uploading the application. It will then be forwarded to the server of Transport department in Bengaluru and would be diverted to the RTO chosen by the applicant, within eight hours.

RTO Inspector Aradhya said that the online facility would reduce the burden on the staff at regional transport offices. He said that around 5,000 driving licences were being issued in the district of which 3,000 were being issued at Tumakuru office alone.

“The new system will be helpful for driving schools also. Our job will be simplified,” said Ranganath of Spoorthi Driving School, Madhugiri.

However, mere introduction of online facility for submitting applications will not root out the menace of middlemen. The applicants have to pass a test before obtaining the licence and it is at this stage that middlemen play vital role. However, even the test track would be computerised, it is said.

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