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Renewal of driving license; medical certificates can be applied online

Cuttack: The Transport department will soon launch Aadhaar integrated faceless services to help citizens for availing LL & DL services.

Through this arrangement, online issuance of medical certificate is mandatory. Similarly, in RTO centric application the online production of medical certificate will be made mandatory in due course. Medical Certificate is mandatory for any person above 40 years of age who wishes to get a driving license or those going for driving license renewal as per Motor Vehicle Act.

The medical certificate of a person applying for issuance of driving license or its renewal can be presented online in the form 1 (A) rather than doing it manually. It was decided to issue of medical certificate in form 1 (A) electronically under the 5T policy of the Government of Odisha to improve the ease of getting driving license and to have better user experience and to reduce footfall in RTO offices.

Necessary facility has been provided in Sarathi portal where Doctors registered in the portal can issue Medical Certificate directly which eliminates process of submission of Medical Certificate and verification in manual mode.

Shedding light in this regard, Shri Dipti Ranjan Patra said, Shedding light in this regard, Shri Dipti Ranjan Patra said, “Any doctor with MBBS degree or above is eligible to register on the portal. Registration of doctors is completely free of cost.”

He further added, “This will ensure no one can upload a fake medical certificate and get a driving license. In order to make whole system transparent, the portal is launched where in license applicant can directly get medical certificate without hassle.”

The doctors who would volunteer to issue medical certificate through the portal will be provided with ID and password. They will have to upload the applicant’s certificate electronically on the Sarathi portal.