JAMMU: Minister of State for Transport Sunil Kumar Sharma, Thursday launched e-Vahan and e-Sarthi services of the Transport Department through the platform of Common Service Centres.
Sharma informed that the Jammu & Kashmir State, in the last two years, has initiated and successfully implemented various measures for bringing in transparency in the Department. “Today’s launch is a step further to provide Licence and driver related services near the doorsteps of the public by facilitating these services through Common Service Centres (CSCs) located in almost every panchayat of the State” he added.
The Minister emphasised that the Department is committed to provide efficient and prompt services and appreciated the fact that the State is among the first few to have successfully moved on to Dealer Assisted Registration. He also desired that the problem being faced by VLCs be also appropriately looked after by the concerned agencies.
Earlier, the Motor Vehicles Department and CSC-SPV entered into an MoU for providing CSC platform for e-Vahan and e-Sarthi Services. Giving background of the significant measures taken by the Motor Vehicles Department, Saugat Biswas informed that the State was among the first States in the country to have fully implemented the upgraded online Services of the Government of India viz. Sarthi and Vahan 4.0. He added that with the launch of today’s event, public can now pay for token tax / fees , apply for duplicate Registration Certification, transfer of ownership, fitness certification, apply for Learner’s and driving licence, book slot for learner’s test or driving test, besides renewal / replacement etc. of driving licences through the Common Services Centres located throughout the State on a nominal fee of Rs. 50/- on each service.