Punjab has introduced smart card based Driving license, Permits, Learners licenses and online registration of vehicles at dealer’s premises through online applications VAHAN & SAARTHI developed by NIC. Project feature includes no physical interface with the Government departments & banks, online payment of vehicle taxes at dealer point, digitization of legacy data, and Instant allocation of permanent number from a choice out of 50 numbers.
All details of the purchaser and the vehicle are filled up online in VAHAN software. Smart card registration certificate dispatched through courier within 3-4 days. Owners of commercial vehicles can pay taxes online. Truck unions can have their user name and password for payment of online taxes wherein permanent record of previously paid taxes for each vehicle is maintained Owner of a commercial vehicle can take a print of the history of the tax payment at any time. Truck owners need not carry big bunch of tax payment receipts and will be relieved under new system.
- Fully implemented across the State of Punjab for Vehicle Registration & Driving License services.
- 1-1.5 lakhs average citizen Service requests processed per month.