Delhi transport department receives over 8,000 applications for its 'faceless services' so far

Delhi transport department receives over 8,000 applications for its 'faceless services' so far

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New Delhi, August 13

Two days after launching 33 'faceless services' of the transport department, the Delhi government has so far received over 8,000 applications till Friday evening, with the highest 37 per cent applying for learners' licence, data showed.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday had launched 33 'faceless services' of the transport department that can be availed online by Delhiites, and locked up the IP Estate motor licensing office (MLO) here to send across a message that people need not visit it.

Under the scheme, 33 major transport-related services such as driving licence, registration certificate, permits, and termination of hypothecation among others have become online and people would not require to visit MLO offices. 

Applicants now will only require to visit transport offices to undertake driving test for permanent driving licenses and for fitness tests of vehicles. According to the official data, a total of 8,370 applications were received for different services of the transport department under 'faceless services' scheme till 4 pm on Friday.  

A maximum of 3,086 people have applied for learner's licence followed by transfer of ownership for which 1,433 applications were received, data showed.

"The faceless services scheme has received a very encouraging response. The data shows that the scheme has become popular among the masses as it provides many important services online," an official of the transport department said.

Data showed that till Friday 4 pm, as many as 1,248 applications were received for renewal of driving license while 589 people have applied for hypothecation termination. 

As many as 458 people applied for a change of address in driving licenses, while 352 applications have been received for the issuance of duplicate RC. 

Similarly, 254 people applied for issuance of NOC and 247 for issuance of duplicate DL. 

However, the lowest turnout was witnessed for the issuance of DL and the issue of duplicate PSV badges as only one application each was received for these services.

People can avail a 'faceless service' by logging on to transport.delhi.gov.in/ transport.delhi.gov.in and apply for the required document. The process is Aadhaar-authenticated and fees can also be paid online.

The document will be dispatched to the applicants through speed post. They can also download it through a link sent to them through an SMS on their registered mobile number. — PTI

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