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 Vehicle Registration System (VAHAN) & Driving License (SARATHI)

The Department : The Transport Department is primarily responsible for managing road transport through Regional Transport Offices(RTO) located ion districts. Activities include registration of vehicles, collection of road taxes, issue of driving license, issue of road permit, issue of fitness certificates among many others. The system is to be implemented at the RTO level for delivery of services to the citizens.

The Project :  Transport Department, Government of West Bengal is administering its activities through its 19 District Transport Offices (RTOs), 7 Additional Regional Transport Offices (ARTOs) at sub-divisional levels and having its headquarter for State Transport Department (STD)  in Writers Building, Kolkata. A pilot project on the implementation of VAHAN and SARATHI application software was designed and customized by the NIC in July 2004 for the Public Vehicles Department (PVD), Kolkata. The successful implementation of this pilot project has prompted the department to roll-out the computerization programme for all its offices spread over the state. At present VAHAN is operational at 19 Offices and SARATHI is operational at 9 sites. The building/civil infrastructure for hosting the computerized centres is being made ready from the budget of the State Government. Moreover, minimum level of computer hardware/software to kick-start the project in other districts is being procured from the state government funds. However, funding from Government of India for IT hardware and infrastructure will give the necessary fillip to the programme. The present project is for obtaining the required assistance from Government of India so that computerization can be done at the optimal level in West Bengal

Salient features and impact:
 
The menu driven software has the following functions:
 
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Issuance of Learner, Driver & Conductor license
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Registration of Private & Commercial vehicles
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Collection of various taxes as per the states requirements
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Issuance of various types of permits
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Automated application tracking system
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 Enforcement Module
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Automated alert system
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Biometrics features
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Complaint registering and escalation mechanism
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Photographs on the registration certification
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Generation of various MIS reports.
 
The software is as per Rules and Acts and ensures uniformity throughout the state.
 

Status of computerization in RTOs.

 

Name of Site

RTO Code

Computerized

1

Public Vehicles Department, Kolkata

WB-01 to  WB-07

Yes

2

RTO, Howrah

WB-11 and WB-12

Yes

3

RTO, Hooghly

WB-15 and WB-16

Yes

4

RTO, Alipur

WB-19 and WB-20

Yes

5

ARTO, Barrackpore

WB-23 and WB-24

Yes

6

RTO, Barasat

WB-25 and WB-26

Yes

7

RTO, Tamluk

WB-29 and WB-30

Yes 

8

ARTO, Contai

WB-31 and WB-32

No

9

RTO, Midnapur

WB-33 and WB-34

Yes

10

RTO, Asansole

WB-37 and WB-38

Yes

11

RTO, Durgapur

WB-39 and WB-40

Yes

12

RTO, Burdwan

WB-41 and WB-42

Yes

13

RTO, Nadia

WB-51 and WB-52

Yes

14

RTO, Birbhum

WB-53 and WB-54

Yes

15

RTO, Purulia

WB-55 and WB-56

Yes

16

RTO, Murshidabad

WB-57 and WB-58

Yes

17

RTO, Raygunj

WB-59 and WB-60

No

18

RTO, Balurghat

WB-61 and WB-62

No

19

RTO, CoochBehar

WB-63 and WB-64 

No

20

RTO, Malda

WB-65 and WB-66

No

21

RTO, Bankura

WB-67 and WB-68

No

22

RTO, Alipurduar

WB-69 and WB-70

No

23

RTO, Jalpaiguri

WB-71 and WB-72

No

25

RTO, Siliguri

WB-73 and WB-74

Yes

25

RTO, Darjeeling

WB-76 and WB-77

No

Project coordinator      : Tapas Kumar Das

e-mail                         : tapas@nic.in

Link                                   : https://vahan.nic.in or https://vahan.wb.nic.in

 

 

 

 


 

   

 

 
 

                                                            

 
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