Assam CM launches Contactless Services
From our Assam correspondent Shri Rubaiyat-ul Ali
The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma today launched the contactless online application for Learner License from Home on September 03, 2021. The Hon’ble Transport Minister Shri Chandra Mohan Patowary was present in the inauguration. Dr Suchitra Pyarelal, Deputy Director General & State Informatics Officer, NIC Assam, was felicitated in the function. Shri Rubaiyat-ul Ali, Senior Technical Director & HoD NIC Transport Support Division gave a presentation on the scope and convenience of the contactless services. Shri Bibhujjal Kumar Bhattacharjya, Technical Director, NIC and other members of the NIC working team was present on the occasion.
The launch of the Learner License from Home application marked Assam’s foray into Aadhaar Authenticated contactless services. It was a tremendous success in terms of the number of users availing the service within a very short period of time. Subsequently on October 28, 2021, two other online contactless online services – Duplicate Driving License (DDL) and Driving License Renewal (DLR) were launched by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam. The Chief Minister has taken the initiative to implement a bunch of about 20 such contactless services in the Transport Sector through NIC in the course of the next six months.