Important News! Motor Vehicles Registrations are likely to be linked with Aadhaar.
The central government is planning to make ‘Aadhaar’ mandatory in another service. A panel of the Home Ministry has made a suggestion to improve the security of Indian highways. The panel has recommended that registration of motor vehicles be linked to their owner’s Aadhaar number. This panel has also recommended the creation of a central body which will maintain all the information related to them after joining the registration Aadhaar of the vehicles. This will see a lot of change in road safety. Motor Vehicles Registrations are likely to be linked with Aadhaar.
Recently, it is also said that Aadhaar linking now will not be mandatory for bank accounts or Phones for now until Court further pass its agreement.
Recommendation sent to the Central Government and the State Government.
This panel was created in July, 2007. It is headed by BPR & D (Bureau of Police Research and Development Director General) AP Maheshwari. In addition to the representatives of the Ministry of Home and Road Transport and Highways, as well as the Directorate General of Police of six states are also members.
These states include Punjab, Bihar, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Assam. If the Central Government and State Governments accept the recommendation of the panel of the Ministry of Home Affairs, then the vehicle owners have to link them with the Aadhaar at the time of registration of motor vehicles.
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This will Help in preventing other incidents like Rape and Robbery.
These recommendations have claimed that the situation of the attack on the highways by Maoists and other terrorists can be controlled . Road accidents will be reinforced. Along with women, other incidents such as tampering and robbery in vehicles will also be prevented to a large extent. However, the panel has not yet recommended direct linking of motor vehicles with the Aadhaar. A senior official said that after the suggestion of this committee, a countrywide data of motor vehicles will be ready.
According to a senior official of the Ministry of Home Affairs,
“All the recommendations have been forwarded to the Director General of the member states of the panel. Only after receiving their opinion will any further action be taken. All panel members will discuss all the recommendations together. Those of which will be finally approved, will be placed in front of the central and state governments for implementation.”
The draft has been sent to DGP of the states. At the moment, their response is being awaiting. The Minister for Transport of Delhi has supported this proposal.