Aadhaar Mandatory for DL, Vehicle Registration

The Union cabinet has decided to link issue of driving licences and vehicle registration to Aadhaar, as part of a host of changes it plans to effect to the Motor Vehicles Act.

The amendments will form part of the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2016, Nitin Gadkari, minister for road transport and highways, said after the cabinet meeting.

“The government is proposing an all-India register for vehicles and driving licences to ensure no duplication is done. Besides, measures like making vehicle registration and driving licences Aadhaar-based will help to check registration of stolen vehicles. The move will also help in portability-i.e. transfer of vehicle registration from one state to another,” he said.

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