Noida: The transport department is planning to hand over the responsibility of safekeeping one’s vehicle purchase documents to the owner rather than storing them physically in its offices.
With a process under way to upgrade the Vahan software, the department is on its way to go paperless within a month. The project is likely to start in a few districts on a pilot basis and will subsequently be rolled out elsewhere.
Transport commissioner P Guru Prasad told TOI on Tuesday the department “is mulling to follow the passport office in this process”.
“We’ve sought a detailed presentation from a private company on the project. Like passport offices do not hold an applicant’s physical file and hands it over to them after scanning all the documents, similar approach can be exercised here,” he said.
He added that a decision can be taken after a discussion with the state transport department once the company submits a detailed presentation on the subject. If the idea is approved, an applicant will have to keep their documents at home after the registration is over and produce them at the transport office whenever they want to avail any new service. For example, if a car owner wants to transfer the ownership of the vehicle to someone else two years after its purchase, they will have to produce the documents before the department which will tally them with its online data.
Further, the department will start training the vehicle dealers for the process of online uploading of documents like forms 21 (sale certificate from dealer) and 20 (application for registration of vehicle), address proof, insurance, etc on parivahan.gov.in.
ÄRTO (administration) Gautam Budh Nagar Arunendra Pandey said about 60 vehicle dealers in the district would be given training next week onwards.