The government plans to introduce Universal smart card driving licenses. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has decided to modify the current format of driving licenses to the laminated card without chip or smart card type driving licenses and which will include the nationwide standardized format of placement of Information, standardization of fonts, etc.
For this purpose, RTO (Regional Transport Offices) should issue a uniform format of driving licenses across the nation. It aims to curb fake or bogus licenses.
This Ministry will accomplish the mission through its flagship application called SARATHI, for driving license, developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC). NIC has a common countrywide database of all driving license holders.
Almost 15 crore driving license records are available in its central repository. The SARATHI application has the feature to identify duplicate records online in real time and access information about the challans if any.