Suvidha Kendras to Assist Punjab Transport Dept

The state transport authorities have decided to take the help of Suvidha Kendras set up in all districts of Punjab including Ludhiana for implementing e-Governance in the transport department. The decision has come after authorities dropped their plan of setting up separate receipt centres in 20 districts. Now, the Suvidha Kendras will be responsible for accepting the forms from applicants.

The basic purpose of this project is to bring transparency in the transport department as well as to save public from harassment in government offices while getting their driving licenses and registration certificates (RCs). The transport authorities have also checked the shortcomings being faced by applicants in the Suvidha Kendras of five districts ' Ludhiana, Patiala, Ferozepur, Jalandhar and Bathinda.

Sources revealed that there is a need to improve infrastructure and manpower in the Suvidha Kendras if transport department wants it to handle e-governance. Most of the work has already been shifted from the district transport office to the Suvidha Kendras but since its shifting the applicants have not been getting RCs and driving licenses in time.

When contacted, state transport commissioner Hussan Lal said, ''We are checking the infrastructure available in the Suvidha Kendras and if required we will recommend for more infrastructure. The project of e-governance is very important for applicants and hopefully it will be implemented within the next four to five months.''