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Posted at: Jun 13, 2018, 12:03 AM; last updated: Jun 13, 2018, 12:03 AM (IST)

Driving licence may be linked with Aadhaar

Driving licence may be linked with Aadhaar
IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad with state BJP party chief Ajay Bhatt speaks about the availability of Wi-Fi service in the Kedarnath Temple area in Dehradun on Tuesday.

Tribune News Service

Dehradun, June 12

Union IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday said the government was contemplating linking driving licences with Aadhaar cards to end forgery of driving licences.

“Talks are on with Union Minister for Surface Transport Nitin Gadkari to link driving licences with Aadhaar cards. It will help in nabbing rash drivers who even after an incident of rash driving or an accident go on to get forged licences made from other states,” said Prasad while talking to mediapersons.

Prasad, who on a visit to Uttarakhand, paid obeisance at the Kedarnath and Badrinath temples and announced the setting up of a law school in Dehradun.

“I have made suggestions to the minister concerned of Uttarakhand to first visit law schools in Bhopal and Jodhpur and then come up with their own layout of the school,” he added.

While replying to a question about opposition in some quarters to Modi’s government’s decision to open bureaucracy for lateral entry by inviting 10 joint Secretary-level posts, Prasad said, “It is not something new. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh made a lateral entry in the finance sector. Now we want to expand it to other sectors as well”.

On the issue of Chief Justice KM Joseph and his pending elevation to the collegium, Prasad said he has already expressed his view on the issue and would not like to rake up the issue.

He said: “The government of the day can have different views on the composition of the collegiums”.

He said the government was ready to speak with the opposition on the passage of the triple talaq Bill. “It is pending in the Rajya Sabha as the Congress is not interested in its passage, but there are people in the Congress who are in favour of the Bill and we will speak with the party on the issue,” he added.

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