VAHAN Portal UPSC

VAHAN Portal | UPSC

      HEADLINES:

MoRTH asks NIC to ensure capturing FASTag details before new vehicle registration and while issuing fitness certificates for national permit vehicles

      WHY IN NEWS:

Besides facilitating smooth commutation/transit, the move to check Covid

MINISTRY? :-Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
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      LEARNING: 

For PRELIMS go through the various facilities the portal handles.

For MAINS do you think the whole process can be automated to avoid corruption and middlemen ? If yes then how other countries are doing it ?

      ISSUE: 

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has decided to ensure capturing of FASTag details while registering or issuing fitness certificate to vehicles all over the country.

VAHAN – THE INTEGRATED SOLUTION FOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION

VAHAN is a highly flexible and comprehensive system that takes care of all the burdensome activities of Vehicle Registration.

  • Thus letting Transport Department to deal with more important business issues.
  • The software enables the processes at RTO/DTO/MLO/SDM involving Vehicle Registration, Fitness, Taxes, Permits & Enforcement to get computerized.

GOVERNANCE

  • The State Transport Department is governed by both Central Motor Vehicle Regulation (CMVR) and state specific Motor Vehicle Regulation (State MVR).
  • Consequently, Vahan was conceptualized as a product that would capture the functionalities as mandated by CMVR as well as state MVRs.

VAHAN SERVICES

VEHICLE REGISTRATION

  • New Vehicle Registration
  • Renewal of Registration
  • Transfer of Ownership
  • Change of Address etc.

PERMIT

  • Issue of National & Interstate Permit
  • Renewal of Permit

TAXES

  • State-wise tax calculation & Payment

FITNESS

  • Issue of Fitness Certificate
  • Renewal of Fitness Certificate

ENFORCEMENT

  • Issue of Challan
  • Settlement of Penalty Amount

National Electronic Toll Collection (NETC) with VAHAN portal has been achieved, and the same has gone live on 14th May .   

  • The VAHAN system is now getting all information on FASTags.
  • This will ensure capturing FASTag details while registering new vehicles, as also while issuing fitness certificates to vehicles plying under national permit.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • Fitment of FASTag is  to ensure that vehicles crossing the National Highway fee plazas use electronic medium of FASTag payment, and cash payment is avoided.
  • This usage and promotion of FASTag will also be effective to minimising possibilities of spreading COVID at NH Toll Plazas.
     SOURCES: PIB | VAHAN Portal | UPSC

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