Aadhaar Card is a mandatory identification document needed for various aspects. The Government is now planning to mandate for citizens to linking of Aadhaar Card with driving license(DL). As reported, the government will start this process from next month(October 2017).
Linking the driving licenses with the Aadhaar card will bring to an end issuing multiple or fake driving licenses in the same person’s name. When they notice such things they will suspend fake licenses. With the help of Biometric details on Adhaar cards will help the traffic police department to find the goons/defaulters.
Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Union Minister for Electronics and IT has announced the new plan at the Digital Haryana Summit 2017. He confirmed that he already discussed with Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways. However, they have to discuss with state ministers.According to the reports, post process kick start, the citizens have to link their Aadhaar with driving license failing candidates will face the suspension of their driving licenses.
Though driving license issuance is a state subject, the Center is set to encourage all state ministries to make it mandatory to link the Adhaar card with DL. According to the reports, the citizens have to link their Aadhaar number with driving license. The failing candidates will face the suspension of their driving licenses. Mandatory linking of Aadhaar card with DL and increased fines for traffic violations will help in bringing down a number of accidents.
The Center has taken into consideration that the 30-year-old Motor Vehicle Act is no longer suitable considering the increased amounts of traffic and road accidents.