New Delhi: Transport Minister Shri Kailash Gahlot today inspected the Registration Certificate (RC) printing facility at Rana Motors, Bhikaji Cama Place and handed over the new RC to a customer while inspecting the facility and process. Senior officers from the Transport Department including Transport Commissioner Shri Ashish Kundra were also present during the inspection.
The Transport department had started a pilot project for the printing of RC by enabling self-registration of dealers for registration of new vehicles in March in the South Zone. The first RC was issued on 17th March 2021. This was soon expanded across Delhi and by September 2021 all self-registration dealers in Delhi NCT were empowered to print RCs.
The new QR code-based Smart cards for Registration Certificates have the owner’s name printed on the front while the microchip and the QR code would be embedded at the back of the card. This will enable unification in linking and validating one’s information to smart cards with Vahan, the nationwide vehicle registration database. The QR is also being implemented nationwide, the QR code reader is easily procurable and will do away with the requirement of any manual intervention altogether. The new cards will also allow 2 specific materials for their card manufacturing- PolyVinyl Chloride or PVC, or PolyCarbonate which is slightly more expensive but more durable. The QR code also has the added advantage of acting as a safety feature on the smart card.
Delhi has 263 dealers who are providing the facility of printing of RCs at their dealer point. The Transport Department has already issued 1,44,395 RC through self-registration dealers since the start of the pilot project. Delhi sees close to 6 lakh new vehicle registrations every year and with the new system of RC printing, buyers will no longer have to wait for months to get their RC, will no longer have to visit RTO’s and enjoy hassle free registration of their new vehicles. This service will soon be officially dedicated to the public by Delhi Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal.
The Zonal DCs issue blank RCs with a unique hologram number to the dealer points, which will prevent tampering and duplicacy. The data entry, verification and approval of vehicle registrations will all be done at the dealer’s end, and the authorization and login credentials, e-sign facility will all be Aadhaar based. The self-registration dealers would submit vehicle registration files on a weekly basis to the DTO concerned. No extra charges are being levied from customers for printing RCs at dealer point.
During the inspection, Transport Minister Shri Kailash Gahlot said “We’ve simplified public service delivery in a way no other state has. This is actually an extension of Faceless services that we’d launched earlier this year, which have already been availed by lakhs of Delhiites and are being replicated in other states. Delhiites used to face a lot of harassment for getting their vehicles registered in time earlier, both at dealer points and RTOs and now a buyer will get their RC in hand along with the vehicle. We also have strict regulatory provisions in place to ensure that no consumer faces any difficulty or is levied any extra charge for printing of these RCs. What earlier took more than a month, will now get done on the spot.