Tamil Nadu makes Duplicate Driving License easy to get
From our Tamil Nadu correspondent Shri Ramadas L
The Tamil Nadu government has made it easier to get a duplicate driving licence. One of the main documents for getting a duplicate driving licence is the Lost Document Report or LDR. Earlier, this necessitated a visit to the local police station. But now, the Tamil Nadu government has made it easier to obtain the LDR by bringing the process online.

Online Lost Document Report (LDR)
The website for the online application to get the LDR is https://eservices.tnpolice.gov.in/CCTNSNICSDC/wicket/page?6

The applicant will have to fill in the details and upload an identity proof issued by the government.

This will generate a Lost Document Report, with a unique number.The report can be downloaded immediately. It will also be automatically forwarded to the e-mail address entered while registering.
Obtaining the Duplicate Driving Licence
The applicant has to first pay the required fees for the driving license at https://sarathi.parivahan.gov.in/paymentscov/
The process, as given on the website is as follows:

⦿ Select ‘Application Fee’ Under ‘EPAYMENT’ menu
⦿ Enter Application Number and Birth Date in the corresponding fields
⦿ Click on ‘Click Here to Calculate Fee’ Button
⦿ Verify details
⦿ Select bank/ gateway from the drop-down
⦿ Enter generated code in the corresponding field
⦿ Click on ‘Pay Now’ Button to continue the payment

Once the payment is made, a payment receipt will be generated.The applicant will also get an SMS for the fee paid.If the applicant’s age is above 40, he has to get a medical certificate from a doctor.
The form for this (Form 1A) is available on the Parivahan website (https://parivahan.gov.in/parivahan/en/content/driving-licence-0).

The applicant will also have to download and fill the Driving License application form (Form 4) from the same website.

The applicant then has to visit the Regional Transport Office in the area, with the downloaded LDR, an affidavit from a Notary Public authenticating the identity on a Rs 10 stamp paper and the payment applicant’s receipt. (The Notary Public will issue the affidavit after verifying the applicant’s identity with an approved identity document.)

After the application is processed,the applicant will get an SMS with the date on which she/he has to collect the duplicate driver’s license. She/he has to go on the allotted day to receive the license.