Cuttack: The Odisha government has introduced 44 services related to transport for the convenience of the people in the state so far.
In a press release on Thursday, the State Transport Authority (STA) stated that the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) issued a new notification on September 16, adding 18 online citizen-centric services, taking the total services to 58.
These services are related to driving license, conductor license, vehicle registration, permit, transfer of ownership. Out of these services, Odisha has introduced 44 citizen-centric services including driving license, vehicle registration, permit, off road application and international driving permit through online application under the 5T initiative.
“A total of 44 RTO related services are already online in Odisha. The vehicle registration process has been made paperless and contactless for two years. Odisha is the first state in the country to introduce a document upload system through digital signature with auto number generation,” said Dipti Ranjan Patra, Joint Commissioner, Transport (Technical).
He further said Odisha is the first state to issue digital documents of motor vehicles including driving license (DL) and registration certificate (RC). “To ensure better service delivery and eliminate the delay in receipt of DL, RC and other vehicle-related papers, digitally signed document is being issued from January 1,” he added.
Patra informed that the work is under progress to integrate these services with Aadhaar. These services can be availed with the help of Aadhaar authentication on a voluntary basis, once the system is integrated.