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Aadhaar- driving license linking will be made mandatory soon: Ravi Sankar Prasad
 
Phagwara: The Government will soon make it mandatory for linking Aadhaar with driving licenses, said Union Minister for Law, Electronics and IT Ravi Sankar Prasad. He was delivering his presidential address at the 106th Indian Science Congress ongoing at Lovely Professional University in Phagwara.

“We are soon going to bring a law which will make it mandatory to link Aadhaar with driving licence.”

“At presently, what happens is that the guilty person who causes an accident flees the scene and gets a duplicate licence. This helps him go scot-free. However, with the Aadhaar linkage you can change your name but you cannot change your biometrics, neither iris nor fingerprints. So the moment you go in for a duplicate licence, the system will say this person already has a driving licence and should not be given a new one,” said Prasad, explaining the need for the linkage.

Eulogising about the Centre’s ‘Digital India’ programme, the minister claimed that it had bridged the urban-rural divide.

PTI


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