Tatkal scheme for driving licenses | Additional amount will be collected to book a slot immediately for driving test for applicants to obtain driving licenses under Tatkal scheme

Tatkal scheme for driving licenses | Additional amount will be collected to book a slot immediately for driving test for applicants to obtain driving licenses under Tatkal scheme

Driving licensesMany people who are in an urgency to go to foreign countries face problem to obtain an international license as it takes at least 2 months to obtain a license. This problem is going to be solved by Transport department.  Transport department is making arrangements to conduct driving test in the lines of railway Tatkal tickets, to people who are in a hurry to take driving license.

Procuring driving license is a lengthy process.  A learning license is to be taken first.  Later a permanent license has to be taken.  For this people have to go to e-seva centers to fix a slot for driving test.  Time will be allotted to the applicant after paying the required fees.  Fixing time slots is being done by thousands of people at least 2 to 3 months in advance.  Four wheeler licenses are being given to only 1,000 applicants per day.  Thus thousands of applicants are waiting for months to undergo license driving tests.  This system is troubling those who are in a hurry to go to foreign countries for job purposes and those who want to take the license urgently.

Tatkal scheme is railways allows to passengers to take reservation tickets two days before by paying an addition amount of Rs.100 to Rs.300 per ticket.  Transport department is also planning to introduce a new scheme in which applicants can fix time slot immediately for driving tests.  Presently Rs.465 is collected to provide two wheeler and four wheeler licenses separately and Rs.515 for both.  If Tatkal scheme is implemented, additional amount will be collected from the applicants.  License card will be posted to the address of the applicant immediately after the driving test.  Additional amount is expected to be Rs.200 or more.  Final decision on Tatkal scheme of driving licenses will be taken after discussing the matter with higher authorities.  Authorities are expecting positive response to Tatkal scheme.

Waiting list of time slot in website
Transport department is thinking of implementing waiting list method to allot time slot for driving license.  If any applicant is unable to attend the driving test on the fixed time slot, authorities are unable to allot the same to other applicants.    The list of candidates who are to appear for the test will be displayed in website and arrangements will be made so that the applicants can inform RTO office if they are unable to attend the test.  This time slot will be allotted to the candidate who is next in the list.  Applicants can visit the website from time to time and know the time slot allotted to them.  Practical problems that may arise from this system are being discussed.

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