Centre Working On A Software To Link Driving Licenses To Aadhaar

| February 8 , 2018 , 18:37 IST

After your bank accounts and mobile numbers, you may also have to link your driving license to aadhar. 

The Central Government is preparing to link Driving licenses to Aadhar in order to weed out fake licences. The Supreme Court was on Wednesday apprised by the Government that a software was being prepared in real-time aimed at covering all the states.

A bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta was informed about it by a court-appointed committee on road safety headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice K S Radhakrishnan.

This becomes important considering the fact that a five-judge Constitution Bench headed by CJI Dipak Misra is currently hearing a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar.

The committee, in its report filed in the top court, said it had held a meeting on November 28 last year with the joint secretary of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) to discuss several issues, including procurement of fake licences and how to eliminate it.

The reports said, "On the issue of fake licences, joint secretary, MoRTH informed that NIC (National Informatics Centre) is now preparing 'Sarthi-4' under which all the licenses would be linked to Aadhaar."

This software will cover all the states on a real-time basis and it will not be possible for anyone to get a duplicate or fake license anywhere in the country.