Transport Department of Maharashtra has taken a lead over other states in implementing a state wide project for issue of Driving Licences on secure processor based Smart Cards.

    National Informatics Centre (NIC) has provided SARATHI, its software solution for licence related activities for this project and United Telecoms Limited (UTL) has implemented this project on “Build – Own – Operate” basis for a period of 10 years.

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    The project is first of its kind in India where in the Driving Licences are issued in the form of Smart Cards which are compliant to various standards issued by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways viz., National Standards of Driving Licence, SCOSTA (Smart Card Operating System for Transport Applications) standards etc. 

   Smart Card based Driving Licence
  • Driving License is another application of Smart Cards
  • Typically, a Smart Card based Driving License can be programmed to contain
    • Personal information like Name, Address, Date of Birth, Blood Group etc
    • Biometrics of the individual like Photograph, Signature and Fingerprints
    • Vehicle information like Transport / Non-Transport Vehicle, LMV, HMV etc
    • Validity of License for each category of vehicle, Identification of Testing Authority and Issuing Authority
    • Record of the offence committed and the penalties imposed

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