Chandigarh, May 28 : Now, anyone who wants to appear for a driving test in Punjab, has to seek time and date via an online system launched by the state government.
Stating this in a statement here on Thursday, State Transport Commissioner Dr Amarpal Singh said that now a person will be able to give the test as per the booking only and the powers of the officials to take a test as per their discretion has been withdrawn. He said that anybody missing the appointment will have to re-book it again. The STC said that jumping the queue or adjusting a person without booking will not be possible.
Dr Amarpal Singh said that another feature which has been enabled is that the result of the test and processing of the licence will have to be initiated on the same day.
The slots which will be available at each track have been limited to 40 to ensure social distancing in light of the COVID19. For further facilitation of the public, now the person will be able to choose any of the tracks to give his test within the district rather than only one earlier, he added. He said that regarding Learner Licence, the earlier procedure shall continue.
"No late fee will be charged for renewal of all documents issued under the Motor Vehicle Act 1988 including the Driving Licenses which expired from February 2020 onwards," he added. The STC said that one can login to the website www.sarathi.parivahan.gov.in for booking of appointments. (UNI)