Bengaluru/Mangaluru, January 21: From February 15, the department will also begin the process in the remaining jurisdictions of the State and by March 15, online applications will become mandatory all over Karnataka.
Transport Department has announced on Tuesday, January 20th that it would start accepting online applications for driver’s licence and learners licence from applicants living in the jurisdictions of 31 RTO offices located across 12 districts in the State. The online application process will be made mandatory for these districts from February 15th.
The officials have informed that the initiative was taken as part of the announcements made in the State Budget, and a notice was issued on January 8th.
Mysuru, Kolar, Tumakuru, Mandya, Hassan, Shivamogga, Mangaluru, Belagavi, Bagalkote, Karwar, Ballari and Bidar RTO jurisdictions will go online from February 15th.
Transport Commissioner Ramegowda has said, “In order to avoid corruption or involvement of touts in these services, there would be minimum face-to-face interaction. Citizens under these jurisdictions can apply through the online, irrespective of jurisdiction for new driving licence, learner’s licence and registration of new vehicle in any RTO office of their respective districts”.
Applicants can avail the service in Bengaluru Urban district. The online applications will be received on an experimental basis with effect from February 15th and the same will be mandatory with effect from March 15th in the Regional/Assistant Regional Transport Offices of the remaining 17 districts of the State, including Chikkaballapura, Chamarajanagar, Madikeri, Udupi, Chikkamagaluru, Chitradurga, Davangere, Dharwad, Gadag, Haveri, Vijayapura, Kalaburagi, Yadagiri, Raichur, Koppal, Ramanagar and Bengaluru Rural.
To use the online services, applicants can log on to www.rto.kar.nic.in or use the Karnataka Mobile One app which can be downloaded by giving a missed call to 1800-425-425-425.