Vide order number 3618-WT/3M-20/2013(Pt.I) dated 23/12/2021 of Transport department of West Bengal Government legalizes the digital copies of car and two-wheeler documents through DigiLocker Mobile App and mParivahan mobile app. This article showing order for Legalization of mParivahan and Digilocker App.
What is DigiLocker?
DigiLocker is a cloud based storage platform by Digital India Corporation (DIC) for sharing and verification of documents and certificate. DigiLocker Mobile App is available for different mobile platform.
What is mParivahan?
mParivahan is a Mobile app developed by NIC, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India for search and verification of vehicle number and documents.
Summery of the notification:
|Published by||Transport Department of West Bengal|
|Subject||mParivahan and DigiLocker app is valid for acceptance of car and bike documents.|
Full notification of Legalization of mParivahan and Digilocker App:
Government of West Bengal
12, R. N. Mukherjee Road, Kolkata-700001
Kolkata, the 23rd December, 2021
Whereas, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India has issued advisory to all the Sates and UTs of the country to accept the documents as presented by the citizens through DigiLocker or mParivahan app vide their No. RT-11036/64/2017-MVL dated 08.08.2018; and
Whereas, the DigiLocker platform of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India and the mParivahan mobile app of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India has the facility to pull a citizen’s Driving Licence or the Registration Certificate or any other certificate in an electronic form; and
Whereas, these electronic records available on DigiLocker or mParivahan are deemed to be legally recognized at par with the original documents as per the provisions of the Information Technology Act, 2000; and
Whereas, as per the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, and the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, the owner / driver has to produce the documents viz. licence or certificate of registration etc. to the enforcing authority on demand; and
Whereas, the data related to the insurance of new vehicles and renewal of insurance of vehicles is also being uploaded now by the Insurance Information Board (IIB) on the VAHAN database on a daily basis and the same is reflected on the mParivahan / eChallan app of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India; and
Whereas, if the vehicle registration details on the mParivahan / eChallan app contain the validity details of the policy which is in force, then the requirement of a physical copy of the insurance certificate is not to be enforced; and
Whereas, in light of the provisions of the Information Technology Act 2000, it may be considered that the documents available in the “electronic form” in the DigiLocker platform or the mParivahan mobile app as valid under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and be treated at par with the certificates issued by the transport authorities; and
Whereas, in cases where (here is an offence made out and that there is a requirement of the documents to be impounded, the enforcement agencies can have such impounding reflected in the VAHAN/ SARATHI database electronically through the ‘eChallan’ system, there would be no requirement of physical seizure of the such documents; and
Whereas, this IT based online verification of certificates would also help the enforcement authority in ensuring the genuineness of the details which further would result in better compliance and effective monitoring and will be a step with a vision to excel in the field of ease of doing business and also transform the state of West Bengal into a digitally empowered state tending towards a paperless and
smarter environment; and
WHEREAS, this step would also satisfy the demand of the citizens who have been requesting that the documents available in DigiLocker platform or mParivahan app to be considered valid by the traffic police or the Motor Vehicles Department, when asked to be produced;
Now, therefore, after careful consideration of all aspects,the Governor has felt it necessary to notify that the documents produced before the law enforcing authorities via DigiLocker platform or mParivahan App shall be deemed to be legally recognized at par with the original / physical documents.
This will come into effect immediately.
By order of the Governor
(Rajesh Kumar Sinha)
Secretary to the Govt, of West Bengal
Is mParivahan valid in West Bengal?
Yes, vide notification number 3618-WT/3M-20/2013(Pt.I) dated 23/12/2021 of Transport Department of West Bengal, mParivahan and DigiLocker app is valid for acceptance of car and bike documents.
Is DigiLocker accepted in West Bengal?
Yes, now BitLocker is accepted for verifying car and two-wheeler documents in West Bengal vide order of transport department.