RTOs In Odisha Go Paperless As Naveen Launches 9 Online Transport Services

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday launched 9 online services of the State Transport Authority (STA) under 5 T initiative, making the transport offices paperless.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said the freedom to choose any transport office of the state for vehicle related services will be a kind of liberation for thousands of people. The long queues in front of transport offices will soon be a thing of past, he hoped.

He said Odisha is the first state in the country using the platform of NIC to introduce document upload through digital signature with auto number generation, thereby dispensing with the submission of paper document at the local Road Transport Offices (RTOs), and allowing the owner to register the vehicle at any transport office of the state.

Odisha is also the first to introduce learner licence application in UMANG App, the mobile platform of National E-Governance Division, he added.

Outlining the services of Transport Department, Commerce & Transport Minister Padmanabh Behera said the transport services in the state have been made people-centric.

Secretary to CM (5T) VK Pandian moderated the programme. Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra, Principal Secretary, Commerce and Transport Madhusudan Padhi, Transport Commissioner Sanjeeb Panda, APC Raj Kumar Sharma, DG NIC Dr. Neeta Verma and other senior officers attended the function over VC.

List of Online Services

1. Automated and Hassle free Vehicle Registration
2. Auto Approval of Contract Carriage Permit
3. Auto Approval of Goods Carriage Permit
4. Auto Approval of Inter State Special Permit for buses
5. Auto Approval of Inter Region Special Permit for buses
6. International Driving Permit
7. Learner’s Licence in UMANG mobile APP
8. Renewal of Registration in any RTO
9. Transfer of Ownership in any RTO

Registration of Vehicles

Whenever a citizen buys a vehicle, the dealer applies online, scans the required document, uploads the documents through his digital signature. As soon as the tax is paid, the system auto assigns the registration number instantly. No physical paper is submitted and no one is required to visit the RTO. The buyer has the option to register the vehicle in any RTO of the state without any physical visit to any RTO.

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