Our nation is proceeding towards a better future day by day. The progress includes being advanced in all walks of life for the citizens. Technological advancement is an integral part of this progress. Efficiency in the current system along with better provisions are taking us towards a bright future. This also includes a fair check on the citizens in some way to avoid malicious acts. One such check is the linking of Aadhaar card and Driving license. Let’s understand the linking process in detail.

5 Steps to Link Your Aadhaar Card with Driving License - Acko

Importance of Aadhaar Card and Driving License in India

Aadhaar is a program started by the Government of India and is the world’s largest biometric identifications system. World Bank Chief Economist Paul Romer described Aadhaar as “The most sophisticated ID programme in the world”. In order to enroll for the Aadhaar card, one needs to register detailed biometric information and documents related to age and address proofs.

An Indian driving license authorizes a person to drive a particular class of vehicles in India. A person is not permitted to drive a vehicle without being a driving license holder. To acquire a driving license, one needs to pass two kinds of examinations – online test and practical driving test. Nowadays it is possible to apply for a driving license online.

Both, Aadhaar Card and driving license, are important documents. Having an Aadhaar car is a prerequisite for every Indian citizen and having a driving license is a prerequisite for everyone who wishes to drive a vehicle. These documents bear unique identification numbers.

Many processes nowadays have an online framework making it very easy and convenient for people to complete them from the comfort of their home. Linking Aadhaar with driving license also can be done online. Though it is not yet mandatory by law to perform the linking of both the documents, it is an impending rule.

Here are the steps to link your Aadhaar Card with the driving license (DL):

  • Step 1:  Visit your state’s transport website and find the “Link Aadhaar” option
  • Step 2:  You will see a drop down. Select the “Driving License” option and enter your DL details
  • Step 3: Click on “Get Details”
  • Step 4: Enter your Aadhaar number and the registered mobile number
  • Step 5: Click “Submit” and you will receive a confirmation message

You can check the status of the linking the driving license and Aadhaar card online.

List of Transport Authority Websites

You can refer to the table given below to link your Aadhar card to the driving license:

Andaman and Nicobar Islandshttp://transport.and.nic.in
Andhra PradeshAP Transport Department
Arunachal Pradeshhttps://arunachaltransport.nic.in/
AssamGovernment of Assam – Transport
BiharTransport Department, Govt. of Bihar
ChandigarhChandigarh Transport
ChhattisgarhChhattisgarh Transport Department
Dadra and Nagar HaveliDepartment of Transport – DNH
Daman and DiuTransport Department Daman and Diu
DelhiTransport Department Govt of NCT of Delhi
GoaDepartment of Transport,Government of Goa
GujaratTransport Department Gujarat
HaryanaDepartment of State Transport Haryana
Himachal PradeshHimachal Pradesh Department of Transport
Jammu and KashmirTransport Department Jammu and Kashmir
JharkhandTransport Department of Jharkhand
KarnatakaTransport Department,Karnataka
KeralaTransport – Government of Kerala
Madhya PradeshMadhya Pradesh Transport Department
MaharashtraDepartment of Motor Vehicles, Maharashtra
ManipurTransport Department – Manipur
MeghalayaTransport Department, Government of Meghalaya
MizoramDepartment of Transport – Mizoram Portal
NagalandTransport Department Nagaland
OrissaOdisha Motor Vehicle Department
PondicherryTransport Department, Govt. of Puducherry
PunjabPunjab Transport Department
RajasthanTransport Department Of Rajasthan
SikkimTransport Department of Sikkim
Tamil NaduTransport Commissionerate and State Transport Authority
TelanganaTransport Department Government of Telangana
TripuraTransport Department Government of Tripura
Uttar PradeshTransport Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh
UttarakhandUttarakhand Transport Corporation , Government Of Uttarakhand
West BengalWB Transport Department – Government of West Bengal

What Lies Ahead?

For those who are applying for a new driving license, linking of Aadhaar card will be an automatic process. This is because Aadhaar card is a proof of identity which can be submitted along with the documents required to acquire a DL. Linking of these documents will streamline the identification process leading to a consolidated database which can be used for reference for various purposes.

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