Transport min inaugurates ‘Comprehensive Dealer Assisted Registration’
JAMMU: Minister for Transport, Sunil Kumar Sharma on Thursday launched ‘Comprehensive Online Dealer Assisted Registration’ here at the office of Transport Commissioner.
The function was attended by around hundred and fifty automobile dealers from the across the state with many of them through video conferencing.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister complimented the Motor Vehicles Department for offering hi-tech facility for the convenience of the people. He informed that the department was committed to provide hassle free and prompt service to the public.
He further shared that the Dealer Assisted Registration shall go a long way in putting in place an efficient and fast delivery system. He appreciated the automobile dealers for their proactive role in switching over to the new online mode of registration. The minister hoped that the automobile dealers and the department would synergise the efforts for achieving the goal of ‘total transparency’.
The minister, while appreciating the efforts of the Motor Vehicles Department, informed that the online dealer assisted registration will be further simplified in days to come. He also informed that “the department in its crusade to make services more accessible and easy for all stakeholders” have already made the test for Learners Driving License online, which is steadily being rolled out in all districts of the state.
He further informed that state-of-the-art Institute of Driving Research and Training as well Integrated Certification Centre were also under construction. “We are also developing mobile applications and software to empower passengers by making road travel safer and trouble free” he added.
Transport Commissioner, Saugat Biswas, gave a chronological background of the initiatives taken by the Department. He shared that an ambitious beginning was made by extending this facility to the whole State in November 2017 upto data punching and fee collection stage.
“This year it has been further upgraded to include uploading of documents at dealers end and electronic transmission of file to the RTO/ARTOs for approval thereby completing the cycle” he said. He emphasised that the vehicle customers need not pay anything extra for the new online system other than the statutory fees and taxes.
Joint Transport Commissioner, Vikas Sharma while, explaining the new process informed that the dealer assisted registration is now in place for registration of non-commercial transport vehicles.