• Aadhaar Card will be mandatory for DL

    The Centre will shortly request that all states make the Aadhaar card a requirement for obtaining a driver's licence. This action will be taken to prevent numerous DLs being issued in the same person's name. This measure is expected to reduce the number of licences issued excessively. It will also aid in the suspension of licences and the detection of bogus licences. The biometric information contained in the Aadhaar card can assist the traffic police department in putting an end to such practices.

    The transport ministry has already taken necessary steps to start the process. As DL issuance is a state run subject, the centre will encourage the state ministries to adopt this system. The quicker it is adopted by the states, the better it is for the RTOs. As it is not really difficult to avail a driving licence, confiscation by traffic cops does not really work as a preventive step.

    The Aadhaar card will serve as a single document that establishes the applicant’s identity. The RTOs are also being equipped so that these details can be recorded by them for the issuance of driving licences.

    Considering the fact that the Motor Vehicle Act is over 30 years old, the rules are vague and not suitable for the increasing amount of traffic and road accidents. The government has considered the statistics from the past and came to a conclusion that by making Aadhaar mandatory and increasing the fine for traffic rule violation can help curb and reduce a huge number of road accidents, duplicate driving licences, and duplicate vehicle registrations.

    Once Aadhaar becomes mandatory for driving licences and vehicle registrations, the government will gain superior administrative control while maintaining transparency through the digitized platform powered by Aadhaar. Aadhaar is already an important identification document that is required for application of new LPG connection, admission to colleges, board exams, PAN card, e-filing ITR, and various other welfare programs and subsidy from the government.

    FAQs on Aadhaar Card will be mandatory for DL

    1. Why Aadhar card is necessary for driving licences and vehicle registration?

      With Aadhar being mandatory for driving licences and vehicle registration, the government will gain greater administrative control while maintaining openness thanks to Aadhaar's computerised platform.

    2. How can I link my Aadhaar card to my driving licence?

      You can visit the RTO website from where your driving licence was issued to link your Aadhaar card to your driving licence.

    3. Is it possible to link my Aadhaar card to my driving licence online?

      Yes, you can link your Aadhaar card to your driving license online.

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