The Union ministry of road transport and highways (MoRTH) on Thursday released a notification stating that contactless services via Aadhar authentication have been launched for citizens. People would no longer need to visit the regional transport offices (RTOs) for availing services like the renewal of driver’s license, vehicle registration, obtaining a learners’ permit, etc.

The Aadhaar-authentication based contactless service will provide convenient and hassle-free services to the citizens. However, A total of 18 services will be covered. 

The ministry said the new system will “simplify the government delivery processes and bring in transparency and efficiency”, adding that “it would also enable applicants to get their work done directly in a seamless manner”.

“Certain services regarding Driving License and Certificate of Registration have been made completely online. Now, these services can be availed without going to RTO. With Aadhaar authentication, on a voluntary basis, anyone can get the benefit of these contactless services,” MORTH posted on their official Twitter handle.

Listed below are the 18 license-related services for which a citizen is required to undergo Aadhaar authentication:-

1. Learner’s License

2. Renewal of Driving License for which test of competence to drive is not required

3. Duplicate Driving License

4. Change of Address in Driving License and Certificate of Registration

5. Issue of International Driving Permit

6. Surrender of Class of Vehicle from License

7. Application for Temporary Registration of motor vehicle

8. Application for Registration of motor vehicle with a fully built body

9. Application for issue of duplicate Certificate of Registration

10. Application for Grant of NOC for Certificate of Registration

11. Notice of Transfer of Ownership of the motor vehicle

12. Application for Transfer of Ownership of a motor vehicle

13. Intimation of Change of Address in Certificate of Registration

14. Application for registration for driver training from Accredited Driver training center.

15. Application for registration of motor vehicle of Diplomatic Officer

16. Application for assignment of Fresh Registration Mark of motor vehicle of Diplomatic Officer

17. Endorsement of hire-purchase agreement

18. Termination of hire-purchase agreement.