Get your licence via speed post
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Bangalore: Skip the queues and the touts. Just pay Rs 25 and put your feet up the dakiya will homedeliver your driving licence and even registration certificate (RC) of your vehicle. And India Post has promised to deliver them in just two days after they are processed.
To bring transparency into the documentation process, the transport department signed an MoU with the postal department for the delivery of documents to the applicants address.
Transport minister R Ashoka, launching the speed post service on Wednesday morning at Vidhana Soudha, said: The new system will help reduce the role of middlemen and brokers and will also help bring transparency into administration .
Transport secretary M K Shankarlinge Gowda said the exercise will help in the image makeover of the department. According to the department, nearly 85 lakh vehicles are registered in the state, of which 35 lakh are registered in Bangalore city alone.
The official said that due to the increasing vehicular population, people have been seeking the help of middlemen to get their RCs and driving licenses.
This new delivery system means that the transport department will collect self-addressed postal covers from the applicants or owners of vehicles , duly stamped for Rs 25, while receiving applications.
The documents, which are readied at the department, will then be forwarded to the postal department, which promises to deliver them within two days.
Chief post-master general P Rajan said the introduction of a barcode system will enable the status of postal delivery. Transport commissioner Bhaskar Rao maintained that the new measure would help the department get proper confirmation of the address proof of the applicants.