Shimla-25th February, 2021-Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today launched ‘e-Parivahan Vyavstha’ of the State Transport Department to provide faceless services to the people of the State regarding Driving Licence/Registration Certificates/Permits etc.

While addressing the people on the occasion, Chief Minister said that during the last few years technology has virtually transformed our lives and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the year 2014 has given a vision of Digital India. He said that effective use of technology was a step towards the ‘Ease of Doing Business’. He said that during the Corona pandemic, effective use of technology ensured that all the essential services goes uninterrupted. He said that Himachal Pradesh was at 16th rank in Ease of Doing Business and today State has achieved 7th position. He said that credit of this goes to the officers and employees of the State. He said the State Government first started e-Vidhan Sabha, then e-Budget and now it has started e-cabinet. He said the e-Parivahan was a step forward in this direction.

Jai Ram Thakur said that the present State Government soon after coming to power in the State started Jan Manch for quick redressal of public grievances. He said that going a step forward, the State Government started CM Helpline 1100 to redress public issues over a call from phone. He said that all the 2.50 lakh Himachalis stranded in different parts of the State were brought back by effective use of technology by establishing a helpline where they could easily contact the nodal officers designated by the State Government.

Chief Minister said that e-Parivahan has emerged a game changer in providing best services to the people of the State. He said that stress must be laid on educating the people to avail this facility. He said that the success of this system would largely depend on how better and easily the people adopt this service. He said that several citizen centric services would be provided to the people through this system.

Jai Ram Thakur said that ever increasing number of vehicles in the State as well as country has forced the planners to rethink about traffic management and traffic registration in the country. He said that integrated road accident data base would be implemented by the NIC. He said this was a web based IT solutions which would enable various agencies such as police, transport, PWD etc. to enter details of road accidents from different perspective such as road engineering, vehicle conditions etc.

Chief Minister said that the e-Parivahan service would also facilitate the people in issuance of various online certificates and renewal of registration and driving licenses etc. He said that it would also facilitate the people in getting various services on click of the button.

Jai Ram Thakur also released ‘e-Parivahan Vyavstha’ publicity literature on the occasion.

Urban Development Minister Suresh Bhardwaj said that the Transport Department has made an historic initiative to provide much needed relief to the people. He said that this was a step towards visualizing the ‘Digital India’ dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that the initiative in the Golden Jubilee year was commendable and would also ensure transparency in the working of the Department.

Transport and Industries Minister Bikram Singh Thakur said that two Pilot Projects were introduced in Shimla and Kangra districts and after rectifying the deficiencies this system was today implemented in the entire State. He said that this would go a long way in providing people of the State better and prompt transport services to people of the State. He said that the State Transport also organised the Road Safety Month recently to sensitize the people of the State regarding road safety.

Principal Secretary Transport K.K Pant while welcoming the Chief Minister said that as many as 18 lakh vehicles were registered in the State. He said that the endeavour of the State Government was to ensure better and hassle free transport services to the people of the State.

Director Transport Anupam Kashyap presented vote of thanks

Member of Parliament Shimla Parliamentary area and State BJP President Suresh Kashyap, Chief Secretary Anil Khachi, former MLA Govind Ram Sharma, Principal Private Secretary to the Chief Minister Dr R.N. Batta, MD HRTC Sandeep Kumar and other officers were present on the occasion.