Get your learner’s licence in a day

Thirty days after getting the Learner’s Licence, the applicant can go to the Regional Transport Office to get the Driving Licence.— File Photo: K. Murali Kumar

Getting a Learner’s Licence (LL) will soon be a one-day affair, thanks to the new software that the Transport Department is working on with the National Informatics Commission (NIC), which will enable applicants to upload their documents online before attending the test. Currently, the Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) take up to three days to issue LL on an average, which could go up to seven days in some cases. The move is likely to benefit thousands of LL applicants, with the 10 RTOs in the city receiving over 1,500 applications for LL each day.

“We are in the process of testing a new software that will integrate all servers in RTOs and provide a central database for applicants to upload documents,” Maruti Sambrani, Joint Commissioner, Transport, (Environment and e-governance) told The Hindu .

Once implemented, the process will be paperless and uploading of documents, such as address and birth date proof, can be done online. As of now, only the application can be filled up online. Once uploaded, the applicant will be issued a reference number, which can be used to pay the fees and get documents verified.

Screen aid test

The candidate then has to go to RTO to take the Screen Test Aid for Learners Licence (STALL), which is a computerised test comprising 15 questions. “The applicant can take this test and if 10 questions are answered correctly, the Learner’s Licence will be issued on the spot,” Mr. Sambrani said.

Currently available at five RTOs in the city, the Transport Department will call for tenders to spread the STALL system across all RTOs in the city, and in Shivamogga and Mysuru. The new process will involve integration with servers of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) and this is being tested in a pilot project at the Yelahanka RTO where a high speed connection to the Karnataka State Wide Area Network (KSWAN) has been provided.

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