Aadhaar to be mandatory for driving license


New Delhi: In a move to check multiple driving licenses under one name, the Centre will ask states to make Aadhaar identification necessary for a new licence as well as for those seeking renewal.

The new rule will come into effect from October, 2017, as per sources.

The Union road transport ministry has already started work to roll out the measure by incorporating the necessary changes. Since issuance of a driving licence is a state subject, the ministry will urge states to adopt this “safe system”, which will almost end the practice of people getting multiple licences from different regional transport offices (RTOs) in different states.

Last week, the government took various decisions related to expansion of Aadhaar card use. Recently Ministry of Communications and Department of Telecommunications announced that all telecom companies will have to re-verify subscribers with Aadhaar based e-KYC process.

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