Bhubaneswar, 10/2 (AO Bureau): In a major achievement, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched 9 online services of the State Transport Authority. This development occurred under the 5 T initiative, the transport offices of the State went paperless enabling the citizens to get the services online from any place at any time.
The initiatives include vehicle registration, auto-approval of goods and contract carriage permits, special permits for buses, online application of international driving permit, renewal of registration and transfer of ownership in any RTO of the state, learners licence through mobile APP.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that the freedom to choose any transport office of the State for vehicle-related services will be a kind of liberation for thousands of people. The long queues in front of transport offices will soon be a thing of the past, he hoped.
Underlining the 5T initiative of the State, the Chief Minister said that his Government is committed to providing Citizen Centric Services in a hassle free manner through online process, system improvement and automation.
Stressing on the importance of Transport sector in our daily life, the Chief Minister said that the vehicle registration process has been made paperless, contactless.
He said that Odisha is the first State in the country using the platform of NIC to introduce document upload through Digital Signature with auto number generation, thereby dispensing with the submission of paper documents at the local Road Transport Offices, and allowing the owner to register the vehicle at any Transport Office of the State.
Odisha CM added that the state is also the first to introduce Learner License Application in UMANG App, the mobile platform of the National E-Governance Division.
The chief minister congratulated the Transport Authority for taking the initiative to gain pre-eminence in the application of digital technology.
Advising the Transport Authority for providing excellent services, the Chief Minister said that such a huge transforming initiative will create great expectations from people.
The Transport Authority should live up to the promised satisfaction level of the people, he added.
Outlining the services of the Transport Department, Commerce & Transport Minister Sri Padmanabh Behera said that the transport services in the State have been made people-centric.
It is for the vision of the Chief Minister, Odisha is now a leading state in providing paperless, instant services in the transport sector, he added.
5T Secretary VK Pandian moderated the event.