Aadhaar to be address, age proof for driving licence: Govt

Source: PTI | By I.G. Bhatkali | Published on 9th February 2018, 10:01 PM | National News |

New Delhi (PTI): The draft notification to amend rules for driving licences proposes Aadhaar as one of the documents that can be submitted as address and age proof, the government said on Friday.

It said the draft notification to amend the form of application for licence to drive a motor vehicle and the form of driving licence, as prescribed in the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, has been submitted to the Law Ministry for legal vetting.

“As per information received from the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Aadhaar card has been incorporated as one of the options in the list of documents to be submitted by the applicant as proof of address and age,” Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written statement to the Rajya Sabha.

“However, if an applicant does not have an Aadhaar card, there is a provision for submission of other alternative documents like passport, birth certificate, life insurance policy etc,” Prasad said.

He added that there have been instances of concerns being raised on the security of Aadhaar data.

“All the concerns raised regarding the security, have been dealt with and addressed by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Adequate legal, organisational and technological measures are in place for the security of the data stored with UIDAI,” Prasad said.

He added that biometric information, including iris scan and fingerprints, is securely stored in an encrypted form at UIDAI’s Central Identities Data Repository.

Read These Next

Goa Cong seeks ban on Sanatani outfits

The Goa Congress today appealed to the BJP-led state government to ban "Sanatani" (orthodox) organisations, which it said will "prevent killings" of progressive writers and thinkers in future.

Sidhu defends himself over Pak visit row

After facing backlash for sitting beside Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir President, Masood Khan and hugging Pakistan Army Chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa during Islamabad visit, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday ...

Kerala floods: NDRF chief assures help, calls for calm

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Director General Sanjay Kumar on Sunday said that the people stranded due to the floods in Kerala should keep their calm, and assured them that help will arrive from the rescue ...

Economy not in very competent hands: Chidambaram

Former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday said the nation's economy under the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is on a downward trend and added that it is "not ...