Central govt. is soon going to make Driving Licence (DL) linking with Aadhaar Card mandatory for citizens. Modi led NDA govt. is soon going to bring a law which will make it compulsory to link aadhar with driving licence. This information is provided by the Union Minister of law, electronics & information technology at 106th Indian Science Congress at Lovely Professional University (LPU), Punjab.
This motor vehicle DL link with Aadhaar card will help the government in tracing those people who cause accident and flee away. This law will bring justice to people and families of those who have suffered the road accidents as it would be a tedious task to de-duplicate identity in driving licence.
Aadhaar is a safe document in which privacy of the citizens is taken care of by the government. After this Aadhar-DL linking law, it would be difficult for a guilty person to prepare fake driving licences.
Aadhar Card – Driving Licence (DL) Link to be Compulsory
Pt. Ravi Shankar Prasad has announced that govt. will soon make it mandatory by bringing a law for Aadhaar linking with Driving Licence (DL). This law would be brought to address serious concerns which are given below:-
- At present, the guilty person who causes an accident flees away the crime scene and gets a duplicate licence to help him in getting scott free.
- But after the motor vehicle DL link with Aadhar card becomes mandatory, the guilty person can change their name but it would be impossible to change their biometrics, iris and fingerprints.
- Then if any guilty person applies for a duplicate licence, then the system would say that the person is already in a possession of the driving licence and must not be issued a new one.
These advantages of Aadhaar – Driving Licence linkage was explained by the Union Minister of Law.
He also applauded the Digital India initiative of the Modi govt. which is bridging urban rural divide. The digital profile report says that there are – 123 crore Aadhaar Cards, 121 crore mobile phones, 44.6 crore smartphones, 56 crore internet users and 51% growth in e-commerce in India.
Addressed the 106th #IndiaScienceCongress at @lpuuniversity. Shared the achievements of #DigitalIndia and spoke about my vision of a bright digital future before the august gathering of scientists, academicians and thinkers. #ISCatLPU #ThinkBIGhttps://t.co/ydaaHDTYZe
— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) January 6, 2019
Moreover, the total digital payment transactions have been increased upto Rs. 2070 crore in FY 2017-18.