driving licence to get a facelift | thiruvananthapuram news - times of india - polycarbonate material
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: a motor vehicle driving license will undergo a major renovation in terms of outlook, feel, durability and safety.
The center decided to use a highly secure QR-
Coded polycarbonate card.
Decisions in this regard were made by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
The ministry decided to make relevant changes to the Motor Vehicle Act 1988 and the Motor Vehicle Rules 1989.
The draft rules have been sent to states for feedback.
"The state's changes to the proposed driver's license format are basically consistent.
In order to make the driving license more modern and safe, the motor vehicle department will focus on printing the driving license.
For this purpose, expressions of interest are being obtained from accredited agencies of the state government.
"The new model for driving licenses is expected to be launched soon," said transport commissioner K Padmakumar . ".
The card will feature a photo of the cardholder using a polycarbonate material, laser engraving.
The front of the card will have the national emblem, cardholder's name, driver's license number, date of issue, address, blood type, status, validity, signature of the holder, photo of the holder, in addition, will mark whether the cardholder is an organ donor or not.
On the back of the card, there will be a vehicle category table such as motorcycles with gears, light motor vehicles and transport vehicles.
The QR code provided in the complete details entered in the corresponding RTO will be engraved on the back of the card.
QR codes carry encoded data that can even be read using a smartphone.
The state government had earlier attempted to switch to a similar card system and was involved in a legal dispute as the corner of several vested interests allegedly attempted to undermine the attempt.
As the center decides to amend the Act and the rules, the transition of the country will go smoothly towards a new card with international quality.
With the transition to the new card system, the national transportation administration will move to the new centralized system for the issuance of driving licenses.
This will primarily reduce the intervention of middlemen in regional transport offices (RTOs).
According to the ministry's sources, the centralized system will issue a license and a welcome letter with guidelines, precautions and precautions, instead of issuing a driving license from their respective RTOs.
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