Bhubaneswar, February 10: Bringing a major transformation in service delivery under 5T framework, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday rolled out nine citizen centric services of the State Transport Authority (STA).
With this, transport offices of the State have become paperless, enabling citizens to get the services online from any place, any time.
The services include vehicle registration, auto approval of goods and contract carriage permit, special permits for buses, online application of international driving permit, renewal of registration and transfer of ownership in any RTO of the State, learners’ license through mobile App.
The vehicle registration process has been done completely paperless and contactless without requiring to go to RTO office. The entire process of submission and verification of documents is done digitally allowing owner to register vehicles at any Transport office.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the freedom to choose any transport office of the State for vehicle related services will be a kind of liberation for thousands of people.
“The long queues in front of transport offices will soon be a thing of past,” said Patnaik.
Underlining the 5T initiative of the State, the Chief Minister said that his Government is committed to provide Citizen Centric Services in a hassle free manner through online process, system improvement and automation.
Stressing on the importance of Transport sector in our daily life, the Chief Minister said that the vehicle registration process has been made paperless, contactless.
He said that Odisha is the first State in the country using the platform of NIC to introduce document upload through Digital Signature with auto number generation, thereby dispensing with the submission of paper documents at the local Road Transport Offices, and allowing the owner to register the vehicle at any Transport Office of the State.
Patnaik said that the State is also the first to introduce Learner License Application in UMANG App, the mobile platform of National E-Governance Division.
Commerce & Transport Minister Padmanabh Behera said that the transport services in the State have been made people-centric.
It is for the vision of the Chief Minister, Odisha is now a leading state in providing paperless, instant services in transport sector, he added.
Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra, APC Raj Kumar Sharma, DG NIC Dr. Neeta Verma and other senior officers attended the function over VC.