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You will soon be able to renew your driving license and RC from home with your Aadhaar card: Report

You will soon be able to renew your driving license and RC from home with your Aadhaar card: Report
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  • According to a Times of India report, in a recent notification by the IT ministry for Aadhaar authentication has made it possible for biometric identification to facilitate many online services for citizens
  • This will also ensure people use these services without stepping out of their homes, which will help prepare the country to deal with the pandemic.
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India will now soon be allowing its citizens to renew their driving licence online using their Aadhaar identity.

According to a Times of India report, in a recent notification by the IT ministry for Aadhaar authentication has made it possible for biometric identification to facilitate many online services for citizens, including obtaining learner’s licence, renewal of driving licence (DL), registration of vehicles (RC) and changing of address in these documents.

Earlier in August, the road and the transport ministry had written to the IT ministry to bring the DL, and RC related online services under the ambit of the Aadhaar Authentication for Good Governance (Social Welfare, Innovation, Knowledge) Rules.

The proposal by the transport ministry aims at weeding out fake or multiple licenses and documents obtained by drivers and vehicle owners. It will also ensure people use these services without stepping out of their homes, which will help prepare the country to deal with such a pandemic.

“The central government may allow Aadhaar authentication by requesting entities in the interest of good governance, preventing leakage of public funds, promoting ease of living of residents and enabling better access to services for them,” the Aadhaar Authentication for Good Governance (Social Welfare, Innovation, Knowledge) Rules, 2020, the earlier proposal of the road and the transport ministry said.

Although in 2018, the transport ministry decided to make Aadhaar cards mandatory for driving licence applicants. But it had to withdraw the decision after the Supreme Court of India ruled in an order that the use of Aadhaar won’t be mandatory for any other services except for government benefits. And, in July 2019, the Parliament passed an amendment bill allowing voluntary use of Aadhaar as proof of identity.

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