Two-wheeler and four-wheeler automobile owners can link their Aadhaar to – a) obtain a new driving licence, and b) renew the existing one.
UIDAI’s new directive of Aadhaar-based verification is expected to prevent the use of duplicate and fake driving licences. According to the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways of India, counterfeit documents amount up to almost 30% of the total number of drivers’ licences in India
Step-by-Step Guide to Link Aadhar with Driving Licence Online
Driving licence is issued by the Road Transport Department of each state and union territory. To link driving licence with Aadhaar, two wheelers and car-owners have to visit the website of the state transport department where the licence was issued.
The process to link Aadhaar with DLs might vary from state to state. However, the basic process is almost the same for every state and union territory. To link driving licence with Aadhar card, follow the instructions given below:
Step 1. Visit the road transport website of the state where the driving licence was issued.
Step 2. Click the “Link Aadhar” button on the computer screen.
Step 3. Search for “Aadhar Number Entry” option.
Step 4. A drop-down menu will appear. Click on the “Driving Licence” option.
Step 5. Enter the Licence number.
Step 6. Click on the “Get Details” button.
Steps 7. Details of the driving licence will appear on the screen. Below it another box will appear.
Step 8. There will be two blank spaces to enter “Aadhaar No.” and “Mobile No.” in that box.
Step 9. Enter the 12-digit Aadhaar number.
Step 10. Enter the mobile number registered with Aadhar.
Step 11. Re-check and submit the details provided.
Step 11. An OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number for verification.
Step 12. The steps mentioned above can be used to link Aadhaar card with driving licence at the official website of transport department of all states and union territories.
Benefits of Linking Driving Licence to Aadhaar Card
The directive to link driving licence with Aadhar will be beneficial in the following ways:
- Linking Aadhar with driving licence will bring the whole operation under one umbrella.
- The Aadhaar-based unified platform will let authorised agencies avail and verify the licence details of every car owner across India.
- The authorised agencies will be able to identify fake driving licences from genuine ones.
- In case an individual holds multiple licences, transport authorities will be able to identify the forged documents and take necessary action.
- A central online database will store details of the drivers. The data will be available across India so that no one can renew duplicate licences.
- The directive to link Aadhar with driving licence will promote transparency and anti-corruption.
- The whole process will operate electronically. Thus, unlike manual proceedings, individuals will be issued a driving licence within 72 hours of passing the driving test.
- The number of road accidents will decrease as nobody can get a licence without clearing the driving test.
- Various transport-department-related operations will now be quicker and hassle-free.
Driving licence can be linked with Aadhar on the State Transport Department website of:
|Andhra Pradesh Transport Department||Arunachal Pradesh Transport Department||Assam Transport Department|
|Bihar Transport Department||Chhattisgarh Transport Department||Delhi Transport Department|
|Goa Transport Department||Gujarat Transport Department||Haryana Transport Department|
|Himachal Pradesh Transport Department||Jammu And Kashmir Transport Department||Jharkhand Transport Department|
|Karnataka Transport Department||Kerala Transport Department||Madhya Pradesh Transport Department|
|Maharashtra Transport Department||Manipur Transport Department||Meghalaya Transport Department|
|Mizoram Transport Department||Nagaland Transport Department||Odisha Transport Department|
|Punjab Transport Department||Rajasthan Transport Department||Sikkim Transport Department|
|Tamil Nadu Transport Department||Telangana Transport Department||Tripura Transport Department|
|Uttarakhand Transport Department||Uttar Pradesh Transport Department||West Bengal Transport Department|
Please note that the processes and steps mentioned above are no longer valid. It is currently NOT MANDATORY to link Aadhar with driving licence.