Maintenance of vehicle documents, e-challans through the IT portal from October 1

The government on Saturday said maintenance of vehicular documents, including driving licenses and e-challans, will be done through a data technology portal from October 1, 2020. Vehicular documents discovered validated through electronic means will not be demanded in physical structures for inspection, it said and added that details of driving licenses disqualified or revoked by the licensing authority will be recorded and updated sequentially in the portal.

“Service of Street Transport and Parkways (MoRTH) has recently issued notices regarding different amendments in Central Engine Vehicle Rules 1989 requiring implementation of enforcement, Maintenance of Vehicular Documents and E-Challans through portal w.e.f 1.10.2020 for better monitoring and enforcement of MV Rules,” MoRTH said in a statement.

Use of IT services and electronic monitoring will result in better enforcement of traffic rules in the nation and will lead to removing harassment of drivers and would facilitate the citizens, it said.

This was required after the Engine Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019 was passed and was published on ninth August, 2019, the government said.

“The amendment inter-alia provides for the definition for Challan, Portal inserted as requirement for offering the types of assistance through IT and further the enforcement of electronic monitoring and enforcement,” it added.

Details of driving licenses disqualified or revoked by the licensing authority will be recorded sequentially in the portal and such record will be reflected on a regular premise on the portal has been provided for, the government said and added, accordingly the record will be maintained electronically and further the driver behavior would be monitored.

Maintenance of vehicle documents, e-challans through IT portal from October 1

Arrangements have been made for the procedure for Creation and Getting Certificates in physical just as electronic structure, the validity, issuance of such documents and further the date and time stepping of inspection and identity of the Officer will be recorded, the statement said.

It has been provided that if the details of the documents are discovered validated through the electronic means by the enforcement officer then physical types of such documents will not be demanded for inspection, remembering for cases where there is an offense made out necessitating seizure of any such documents, the statement said.

“Further after demanding or inspecting any documents, the date and time stamp of inspection and identity of the police officer in uniform or some other officer authorized by the State Government, will be recorded on the Portal. This would help in unnecessary re-checking or inspection of vehicles and further would remove harassment to the drivers,” the statement said.

It has been provided that the use of handheld specialized devices while driving will solely be used for route in such a manner that it will not upset the concentration of the driver while driving.

The government additionally said that certain amendments in the Engine Vehicles (Driving) Regulations 2017 have been made to adjust it to the Amendment in the Demonstration like use of handheld device, inspection of documents in electronic structure etc.

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without alterations to the text.