Apr 11, 2017

Haryana residents can now apply for driving licence online

BYPankaj Mishra

Residents of Haryana can now obtain driving licences by applying online and also without undergoing the mandatory medical test, an official said on Tuesday.
Gurugram deputy commissioner Hardeep Singh launched the standard operating procedure (SOP) at the E-Disha centre in Gurugram’s sub-divisional office. The SOP will be applicable across the state.
“Under the SOP system, a uniform structure of fee and procedure to obtain driving licences across the state has been introduced,” R S Sangwan, deputy director (NCR), Information, Public Relation and Language Department (IPRLD), told IANS.
He said a driving licence facilitation centre (helpdesk) has been set up at the E-Disha centres.
People can prepare their own file for the application. The fee for the file cover has been reduced from Rs 50 to Rs 10. The application can be directly made on the state transport department website.
The government has also provided people relief from the medical test, which was earlier mandatory. Now, applicants below 50 years of age can get their licence without undergoing the medical test. They need only submit an attested medical certificate from any MBBS doctor on their physical fitness.
The driving licence will be delivered to applicants at their homes through Speed Post within a week.
Besides, the applicants won’t have to pay the cess of Rs 100 charged by the local body.

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Pankaj Mishra is a writer of FactorDaily.