MVD to take action against those holding more than one driving license
Thiruvananthapuram: People who hold more than one driving license will be in trouble soon. When the state Motor Vehicle Department is gearing up to transfer the database of driving licenses to a centralized system called ‘Sarathi’, details of people who hold more than one driving license was recovered.
People who were nabbed for violation of traffic rules and faced suspension of driving license used to apply for a new license after getting acquitted from the case. Such a move was taken to avoid chances of disqualification to get a driving license if he or she gets convicted for the same offence.
It is reported that once the transfer of data to Sarathi software is completed, such driving licenses will be cancelled. In such cases, people will be able to apply for a new license through any driving school.
Earlier, the Motor Vehicle Department failed to identify such multiple driving license holders due to the drawback in the software called ‘smart move’. The officials have to check the files in detail to identify people with more than one driving license.
However, Sarathi will create trouble for innocent people also. Among the 85 lakh driving license holders, majority of them have sought the service of MVD. At the same time, some people got the driving license for car and two-wheeler from two offices separately. Hence, both offices will report finding their names on the list. So, Sarathi software will find this as repeated entry and blacklist such people.
With the new system, people will face trouble when they approach MVD to renew the license or make changes in it. For making any changes in the driving license, the applicant must visit the MVD office with his original documents.
Recently, many people faced trouble to renew the license after the offices reopened following relaxations in lockdown. Though the government directed all offices to avoid visitors, MVD offices are unable to avoid these applicants.
At the same time, the department is also planning to receive an affidavit through email and exclude multiple driving license holders from the blacklist.