Aadhaar has slowly but swiftly become one of the most important documents for residents in India. UIDAI, under the supervision of the Central Government is now planning to make linking Aadhaar with your driving license mandatory. The step is in continuation of linking various documents with Aadhaar.
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Aadhaar has been made mandatory for availing government subsidies under various schemes. As per media reports, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has started to churn out hassle-free methods for linking Aadhaar with driving licenses of Indian residents.
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How to Link Aadhaar with Driving Licences Online
Driving Licenses are issued by the Road Transport Department of every state or the union territory. Thus, the online method to link Aadhaar with driving licenses varies from one state to another. However, the process as a whole will remain the same. Here’s steps to link driving licences with Aadhaar online:
Step 1: Visit your state/UT road transport department’s website
Step 2: Click on the “Link Aadhaar” option
Step 3: Now select the “Driving License” from the drop down menu
Step 4: Now enter your driving license number and click on the “Get Details” option
Step 5: Enter your 12-digit Aadhaar number and mobile number in fields provided (Remember that your mobile number should be the one registered with UIDAI)
Step 6: Click on the “Submit” button to complete the process.
Step 7: After this, you will receive the OTP on your registered mobile
Step 8: Enter the OTP to complete the process to link Aadhaar with driving licenses.
Note:- The process can be used at the websites of all state transport departments.
Why is the Government Planning to Link Driving Licenses with Aadhaar?
The Government has come across many instances where a single person has more than one driving license. As per the acts related to road transport, a person cannot possess multiple drivers’ licenses. Driving license issued in one state is valid in all other states and union territories of the country. Thus, a person need not have multiple driving licenses.
To curb this menace, the central government is planning to link Aadhaar with driving licenses. Licenses not linked with Aadhaar would be deactivated after the end of deadline. As only one driving license can be linked with Aadhaar, the issue of duplicate licenses can be easily controlled.
The process has not been started as of now but will soon be initiated once the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways finalises all legal and infrastructural arrangements. In case a person has multiple driving licenses, he can surrender it in the regional office of the Road Transport Department.
People can link their Driving Licenses with Aadhaar online by visiting the websites of following organisations:
FAQs on Linking Driving Licence to Aadhaar
Q. Is an e-Aadhar card valid for linking driving license?
A. Yes, you have to enter your Aadhaar number while linking online. Your Aadhaar number remains the same, be it the e-Aadhaar or the Aadhaar card issued by UIDAI.
Q. Is it mandatory to link Aadhaar with driving license?
A. Right now, it is not mandatory to link Aadhaar with driving license. However, the government is planning to make Aadhaar mandatory for driving licenses.