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Today with rapid digitalization one can also get their driving license converted into a smart PVC card which can be easily carried around. It is also known as a smart card driving license as it can hold all the data in a small chip embedded in it for better convenience instead of carrying around a big DL document. Here we are going to look at what a smart driving license is and what are its benefits.
A smart card driving license (SCDL) is a small plastic laminated card that holds a smart chip of about 64kb containing all the required data that an old driving license booklet has of an individual. As a smart card is more durable, robust, and flexible to keep, it has now been widely implemented across the country through various RTO offices as a process to phase out the old system of driving license management instead of shifting towards a smart card driving license. One can easily convert their old DL booklet into a smart card by submitting an online application or by directly visiting the nearest RTO office.
The following are the benefits of the new smart card driving license:
People can easily get their smart driving license by applying online to the RTO office or by directly visiting the nearest RTO. The application process can usually take up to 2-3 weeks for finalising and receiving it through the post. One should take the time and apply for a new smart card driving license to avoid any future complications.
One can follow the following steps to apply for the smart card driving license:
Another way for one to get their smart card driving license is to apply to the nearest RTO directly offline:
One needs to follow the below steps to convert their old DL to a new smart driving license:
Following are the required documents one needs to keep in mind before applying for a new smart driving license:
Identity verification mainly consists of name, age, nationality, and DOB that one needs to provide for further SCDL process. The following documents can be submitted for verifying identification:
Address verification can be done by submitting the following documents:
The following section of data is stored on or in a smart card driving license:
It has information such as name, nationality, address, vehicle details, and driving license number. It is mainly printed on the smart card driving license.
It is machine-readable data that is stored in the chip of the smart driving license. It can contain data such as issuing authority information, penalties, endorsements, and fines if any. It is managed by the central motor vehicle rules act and is stored in registered RTO servers.
Digitalization has made everything faster and more efficient by storing as well as managing data online. One such improvement is the new smart driving license which has made the management of driving licenses more efficient and faster. The new smart driving license can be easily carried and is more durable, flexible, and robust than the old DL booklet. One can easily apply for a smart driving license or upgrade their old DL at their convenience online or by directly visiting the nearest RTO offices.
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An average of ₹200-300 is charged to the applicant for issuing or upgrading towards the new smart driving license.
Yes the old DL booklet is still valid if it has not expired.
One can easily check the status of their application on the official website of Parivahan sewa- https://parivahan.gov.in/parivahan/.
Immediately file an FIR at the nearest police station and submit a copy of the FIR with the application for issuing of a duplicate SCDL with required documents to the nearest RTO office.