According to the national capital’s Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot, over 45,000 people in Delhi have obtained their learner driving licenses through the faceless service that started in August 2021.
He also said on Wednesday that since February, 92% of driving license applications and 80% of other requests were processed through the Delhi Transport Department’s faceless service system.
“Hon’ble CM @ArvindKejriwal launched ‘Faceless Services’ this month which I reviewed. I am glad to see Delhi’s response to it! We have taken 80 out of all 4.2L+ applications for vehicle and driving related services % and 92 percent have cleared, respectively, since Feb. 45000+ Delhi residents have LLM at home”, Gehlot said in a tweet. Meanwhile, the Delhi Transport Department has extended the validity of documents such as vehicle fitness certificate, permit, driver’s license and registration certificate till November 30. Documents which were to expire between February 2020 and September 30, 2021, can now be renewed till November. 30, 2021.
The Delhi government said in a statement that the concerned departmental staff have been asked to expedite the process of resolving technical difficulties, backlogs and concerns related to faceless services.
Since the launch of the first phase of the faceless service in February this year, the Delhi government claims to have received 2,16,835 vehicle-related applications and 2,08,224 driving license-related applications.
Of these, 92 per cent applications were for driver’s licenses, while 79.9% other vehicle applications were accepted till September 27. The trial of the e-learning driving license facility began on 7 August. A total of 57,755 applications were received till September 28. More than 78 percent of those who applied for an e-learning license received their learner’s license at home.
Delhi is one of the first cities in India to provide online learner license service. It allows the candidates to apply, take the exam and get their license without having to go to the office of the Department of Transportation.