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Aadhaar to get linked with Driving License soon, and it will be 'Mandatory,' says IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 6 January 2019, 17:58 IST
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The Aadhaar debate continues whether it is mandatory or voluntary and now, for an addition, IT Minister Ravi Shankar has said that soon driving licenses will also get linked to Aadhaar.

Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was speaking earlier at the 106th Indian Science Congress in Punjab’s Phagwara, where he also said that it would be ‘mandatory’ to get the Driving license linked with your Aadhaar card.

Prasad said, “We are going to make another big change in the law of which bill is pending in Parliament. Soon linking motor vehicle licenses with the Aadhaar will be mandatory.”

The Aadhaar debate continues whether it is mandatory or voluntary and now, for an addition, IT Minister Ravi Shankar has said that soon driving licenses will also get linked to Aadhaar.

Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was speaking earlier at the 106th Indian Science Congress in Punjab’s Phagwara, where he also said that it would be ‘mandatory’ to get the Driving license linked with your Aadhaar card.

Prasad said, “We are going to make another big change in the law of which bill is pending in Parliament. Soon linking motor vehicle licenses with the Aadhaar will be mandatory.”

He claimed that it was the biggest technological advancement in the field of identification and to verify the identity of an individual.

He claimed that it was the biggest technological advancement in the field of identification and to verify the identity of an individual.

IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

While discussing about the nature of Aadhaar card and why it would be mandatory to link it with the Driving License, Prasad said, “Suppose, a drunk man killed four persons and fled from Punjab to any other state to get a duplicate licence issued using different identity. After linking Aadhaar, one can change the name but cannot change the biometrics. The moment one tries to get issued duplicate licence using a different identity, the system will immediately say the person is already having a licence and should not be given another licence. This is how we are changing the quality of life in India.”

Prasad further said that 124 crore Indians hold Aadhaar card and procurement of Driving license until now has been an unorganized process, which would get in-lined after it gets linked with Aadhaar card.

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First published: 6 January 2019, 17:58 IST
 
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