Bihar Becomes Third State in the Nation to Legalize Digital Driver's License

Transport Principal Secretary Sanjay Kumar Agrawal (right) unveils digital license app for Bihar drivers in Patna on Monday.

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Patna: Sanjay Kumar Agrawal, Bihar Transport Principal Secretary, at a simple function in Patna on Monday unveiled a smartphone app that allows drivers with valid driver's license to carry digital licenses and registration certificates on their phones instead of carrying the printed version of both documents.

Using DigiLocker, a software mechanism that allows documents to be stored on the smartphones in a secured, safe way, the digital licenses and registration certificates will now be considered legal in all parts of Bihar, Agrawal said while issuing a statewide notification to all police departments and traffic superintendents about the change in the driving license law.

"Police departments across the state have been instructed to accept digital forms of the driving papers that would henceforth be deemed fully valid and legal," said the Transport Principal Secretary adding the app must be linked to the Aadhaar number of the driver and documents stored on the phones would be visible even when the phones were offline.

Officials said that out of more than 30 lakh driver licenses issued in the state, nearly half of them have already been digitized and the remaining licenses would be digitized in a matter of months.

Bihar becomes the third state after Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh to adopt digital license system in the country.


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