Akbar launches portal to issue medical certificate online for driving license

Central Chronicle News
Raipur, Mar 26: For the convenience of the general public, Chhattisgarh has become the first state in the country to give online medical certificate for driving license. Today, Transport Minister Mohammad Akbar inaugurated the portal to issue online medical certificate for driving license online at his residence office at Shankar Nagar, Raipur and today gave a new gift to the people regarding simplification of driving license. Inaugurating this, the Transport Minister said that for the first time in the country, the process of giving medical certificate for driving license has been done online in Chhattisgarh. The issuance of online medical certificate will facilitate both the applicant and the physician. This is the first step towards making the driving license process of the Transport Department transparent and paperless. He said that there will be no need for any kind of paper work in this process and complaints related to medical certificates will also be curbed.
The Transport Department stated that if a person wants to make a driving license and is more than forty years of age, then he is also required to have a medical certificate in the prescribed format as per the Motor Vehicle Rules. The medical certificate for driving license is called Form 1A. Similarly, if an application wants to get license for transport vehicle, then it is also mandatory to submit medical certificate in Form 1A. In the current process, the application for making a driving license had to be taken with the format of Form 1A to the doctor. Many times complaints have also been received for submitting fake medical certificates in the transport office. The Transport Minister had directed the departmental officers to resolve the above problem. After which the new online portal has been created by the Transport Department to understand the arrangements of various states and after discussing with the officials of Indian Medical Association, Hospital Association. Under the online system of giving medical certificate for driving license, now any doctor who wants to do this work can get ID and password from the Transport Department at no charge. Those doctors who will get the ID and password of the Sarathi portal can issue an online medical certificate anywhere in the state. After filling the form, the applicant of the driving license will have to go to the doctor and state his application number. Applicant can visit any doctor in the state. By going to the doctor, the OTP will come in the applicant’s mobile as soon as the doctor puts the applicant’s online application number in the Sarathi portal. If the OTP is informed to the doctor with the consent of the applicant, then the complete information of the applicant will be shown to the doctor with the photo. Online medical certificate will be issued by the doctor, matching the real person with the photo, which will be immediately visible to the transport officer. Transport Commissioner Dr. Kamalpreet Singh, Additional Transport Commissioner Mr. Dipanshu Kabra and Assistant Transport Commissioner Mr. Shailabh Sahu were present on the occasion.

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