Tired of standing in serpentine queues at e-Seva centres to pay your driving license test fee or road tax? Then, get off the line and just go online.
Soon, one can perform all such transactions at the click of the mouse, as the Transport Department is planning to tie up with nationalised banks for the facility of direct online payment.
Already, several rounds of talks were held with the State Bank of India (SBI) to launch a direct online payment system.
Once the modalities are finalised, the department will enter into an agreement with the bank, said Transport Commissioner L. Premchandra Reddy.
“It's not just SBI, we are looking for agreements with other banks as well,” says Mr. Reddy.
The objective is to make it convenient for applicants to pay their fee online.
Though not all transactions can be performed online, driving license test fee, vehicle registration and payment of road tax transactions can be taken up.
Of the 54 transactions in the department, these transactions lead the chart, explains Mr. Reddy.
For every transaction, the department will be allotting a challan number and applicants have to enter the same number during the online payment for the respective transaction.
Beneficial for RTA
Apart from making it convenient for the applicants, the move to enter into an agreement with banks helps the department as well.
Presently, all the money that it is collected at e-Seva centres through the transactions is transferred to the government treasury after one-day.
But banks can deposit the money into the government treasury as and when a transaction is performed, says Mr. Reddy.