You can now renew your driver's license from the comfort of your own home.

Driving licences can now be renewed without visiting Regional Transport Offices (RTOs), which is a huge relief for motorists across the state. On Monday, the transport department made four more DL-related services ( Sarathi ) contactless/faceless. They are as follows: renewal, issuance of a duplicate, change of address, and name on the license.

With the addition of these four new services, ten DL-related services are now contactless. Contactless services such as issuance of a learners license (LL), change of address in LL, DL extract, issuance of duplicate LL, issuance of an international driving permit , and change of name in LL will be available in the state beginning November 1, 2021. With the addition of these four new services, ten DL-related services are now contactless. Contactless services such as issuance of a learners license (LL), change of address in LL, DL extract, issuance of duplicate LL, issuance of an international driving permit, and change of name in Learning License (LL) will be available in the state beginning November 1, 2021.

Contactless services like a renewal of DL will benefit lakhs of vehicle owners across the state, said Rajender Kumar Kataria, principal secretary of, the transport department, who was instrumental in making these services contactless. They can use these services from the comfort of their own homes and pay their fees online. Citizens will soon only need to visit RTOs for driving physicals and Fitness Certificate (FC) renewals. All other services will be faceless and contactless, he said. According to Kataria.

According to transportation department records, 23.5 lakh applicants in the state applied for LL in 2019-20 and 17.7 lakh in 2020-21. Similarly, 6.9 lakh people applied for DL renewal in 2019-20, and 6.2 lakh people applied in 2020-21. Those who want to use faceless services will have to authenticate using Aadhaar-based Electronic Know Your Customer (e-KYC), according to officials (paperless offline verification).

Currently, six vehicle-related services( Vahan ) are contactless: change of address in the registration certificate , composite fee for national transport permits, hypothecation addition, hypothecation continuation, duplicate Registration Certificate (RC), and issuance of No Objection Certificate (NOC) .

According to transportation department records, 1,01,998 applications for DL-related services ( Sarathi ) were received via e-KYC between November 1, 2021, and January 22, 2022. 96,985 of these applications were rejected. The vast majority of applications (1,01,444) were for LL. However, the majority of Sarathi applicants continue to use the offline mode (non-e-KYC). During the same time period, 1.5 lakh applications were received via non-e-KYC.

The same is true for Vahan services. While the Vahan portal received only 2,460 applications via contactless mode, RTOs received 74,226 via offline mode between November 1, 2021 and January 22, 2022.

Contactless services, in addition to combating corruption and touts at RTOs, are intended to reduce crowding during the pandemic. However, some motorists claim that a small number of RTOs continue to reject applications due to minor errors. For reasons best known to them, some officials insist on visiting RTOs. These contactless services are a good idea, but they should be monitored more closely to ensure that people receive these benefits without having to pay a bribe or face delays, said a motorist.

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