RTOs to complete digitization of data by June 30
Srinagar, May 12: A high level meeting of Transport Officers was held under the Chairmanship of the Principal Secretary Transport, Sudhanshu Panday here today.
The meeting was attended by Transport Commissioner, Mehraj Ahmad Kakroo, Joint Transport Commissioner, Joint Director Planning, Regional Transport Officers of Kashmir and Jammu and Assistant Regional Transport Officers of the Valley.
The meeting discussed various issues regarding how to overcome the bottlenecks in the smooth functioning of the department including computerization of Motor Vehicle Department (MVD) and providing hassle free transport facilities to the commuters in the city.
Earlier, the Transport Commissioner gave a detailed PowerPoint presentation about computerization of MVD (comprehensive e-Governance Computer solution for Transport Sector in the State) a Centrally Sponsored Scheme launched during the 2004-05.
The project was implemented initially in two phases covering erstwhile 14 districts within a project cost of Rs.129 lakhs. The newly created districts under phase 3rd have been taken up with a project cost of Rs. 156.16 lakhs, which is under progress.
The Principle Secretary urged the concerned officers to ensure that the implementation of road safety measures and the traffic rules are strictly followed by the transporters so that the common people may not suffer due to traffic jams and any found of mishaps.
In order to improve the road safety, the Principle Secretary stressed upon the computerization of MVD within the time frame.
He directed both the RTO's to complete the digitization of data relating to computerize of driving licenses both commercial and non commercial vehicles by June 30, 2012 and all the 22 districts shall be fully computerized, so that driving license and other related documents can be made available to the people taken in one stroke. The NIC will make necessary arrangements for training for the officials of ARTO offices.
It was also decided that the replacement of the hardware of the district Kathua, Jammu, Udhampur, Rajouri, Budgam, Baramulla and Leh and the offices of the RTO's of Jammu/Kashmir taken up in the 1st phase shall be considered after the proposals from RTO/ Transport Commissioner/NIC are prepared, so that funding is accordingly arranged. The Principle Secretary urged the State Informatics Officer (NIC) to coordinate fully with the office of the Transport Commissioner, so that the project is completed and all the RTO and ARTO offices are fully computerized and operational by ending June this year.
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