‘No plans to link Aadhaar to vehicle regn numbers’

‘No plans to link Aadhaar to vehicle regn numbers’

An email stating that vehicle registration numbers will be linked to Aadhaar and the registration would be cancelled if they are not linked, has sent people in a tizzy.

While the sender of the mail is “RTO department,” it quotes the Ministry of Home Affairs. However, the transport department has clarified that it had no idea of such a proposal and it had not received any such information fromthe ministry.

The department officials on Monday were busy clarifying to people who have received the email.

The email stated: “In a bid to improve road safety and make tracking of vehicle that violate rules easy, a panel set up by the ministry of home affairs (MHA) has suggested that a central body be set up to maintain data on motor vehicles by linking their registration numbers to the Aadhaar numbers of their owners...(sic)”.

V P Ikkeri, Transport Commissioner, said: “We are not insisting in linking Adhaar and we have not sent anything.”

Omkareshwari Puttabudhi, Joint Commissioner, e-Governance, said that
the email was only a suggestion from the Central government and the state government had not received any communication in this regard.

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