Aadhaar authentication to avail DL and vehicle related services under consideration



  • The Indian government has been big on digitalisation — that much has been quite evident for a while now. However, despite the government’s enthusiastic approach towards digitalising processes and operations across the country, there still remain some aspects that are yet to fully embrace this change.
  • However, this has not escaped the authorities’ eyes, who continue to introduce measures aimed at improving digital and online processes to make it easier for the end consumer to use these services.
  • The latest example comes from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, which has invited comments or suggestions about rendering certain services online with the help of Aadhaar number.


  • An order issued by MoRTH on 29 January, 2021 noted Aadhaar obviates the need for producing multiple documents to prove one’s identity.
  • So, according to Rule 3 of Aadhaar Authentication for Good Governance (Social Welfare, Innovation, Knowledge) Rules, 2020, the central government is considering allowing Aadhaar authentication on a voluntary basis for the sake of “good governance, promoting ease of living of residents and enabling better access to services for them”.
  • The list of the services for driving licence and other vehicle related documents under consideration include learner’s licence, driving licence renewal, transfer of vehicle ownership, and 13 other such services. Here is the complete list of these services:
    1. Learner’s licence
    2. Renewal of driving licence
    3. Duplicate driving licence
    4. Change of address in driving licence and certificate of registration
    5. Issue of international driving permit
    6. Surrender of class of vehicle from licence
    7. Application for temporary registration of motor vehicle
    8. Application for registration of motor vehicle with fully built body
    9. Application for issue of duplicate certificate of registration
    10. Application for grant of NOC for certificate of registration
    11. Notice of transfer of ownership of motor vehicle
    12. Application for transfer of ownership of motor vehicle
    13. Intimation of change of address in certificate of registration
    14. Application for registration for driver training from accredited driver training centre
    15. Application for registration of motor vehicle of Diplomatic Officer
    16. Application for assignment of fresh registration mark of motor vehicle Of Diplomatic Officer


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