Driving Licences may be Linked to Aadhaar

The government is planning to link driving licences with Aadhaar to curb duplicate and fake licences, IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Friday.He said he has spoken to transport minister Nitin Gadkari about the linkage.

“We are planning to link driving licence to Aadhaar. I have had a word with Gadkari-ji regarding this,“ said Prasad, while speaking at Digital Haryana Summit 2017. “So digital identity confirms physical identity with the help of digital tech nology,“ he said.

A transport ministry official said they may not be able to comment on it since it is a state matter and transport is not in the central list. “We'll only be able to comment after we consult the states. However, from our side, we're already getting the entire database of driving licence in the country on a common platform so that there's no duplication anymore,“ said the official.

On Friday, the government of Haryana in association with IT industry body Nasscom hosted the first edition of Digital Haryana Summit in Gurgaon where they announced a slew of policies for startups and IT and electronics sector. These are IT & ESDM Policy, Tower Policy, Start Up Policy, Cyber Security Policy and SARAL citizen delivery tracking portal.

The state government with Nasscom also announced opening of a startup warehouse in Gurgaon, with 84-seater capacity along with a mobile application development incubation centre within the warehouse to boost the startup ecosystem. A Centre for IoT (Internet of Things), Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE), and incubation centres were also unveiled.

The Economic Times

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