To fulfill the above goal NIC has designed, developed and implemented two software packages VAHAN and SARATHI in all the 22 District Transport Office (DTO), 4 Regional Transport Authority and State Transport Authority Offices.


    SARATHI is computer-based solution that helps DTO issue the Learning Licenses, Driving License, Conductor License and License for the Driving School Establishment.

    It manages the following activities related with License -
  • Issue of New License and Renewal of old License.
  • Change of Address and Endorsements and Issue of Duplicate License
  • Addition of New Class of Vehicle to Permanent Driving License (PDL)
  • Issue of DL to IDP holders and additional endorsements to carry Hazardous Goods for transport drivers.

Benefits to the Common People

  • A vehicle owner can get his tax report any time, after a formal request. An owner can verify if his vehicle is involved in theft case.
  • The record of such a vehicle may be locked. An owner can verify the results of the fitness test, in case his vehicle fails. A person intending to buy a used vehicle can verify its details.
  • Single windows system and Quick efficient services, Hassle-free transaction and Accuracy of data.
  • Simplified process of issuing Driving Licenses and No need to bring photograph
  • Incorporation of Modern state-of-the-art technology like photograph capturing, fingerprint capturing and signature capturing devices
  • On-line cash transaction at counter itself. No need to go to banks for depositing fee.

Benefits to the Government

  • Better monitoring of Transport fee and Tax and No activity without payment of fee.
  • Generation of list of tax defaulters and sending notices to vehicle owners.
  • National permit bank drafts reconciliation.
  • Computerized record of drafts received from other states and clearance status given by bank.
  • A step forward towards e-governance and Ease in creating State Level Vehicle Register.
  • Better citizen services.