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Odisha Launches E-Challan For Safe & Transparent Transport Administration


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06 December 2018

Ajesh Mallick


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Bhubaneswar: Since enforcement plays a crucial role in transport administration of the State and also in a bid to provide a safe and transparent transport administration to the general public, Odisha Transport Minister Nrusingha Charan Sahu today launched “e-Challan” for enhancing efficiency and transparency in the Transport Department.

Besides benefitting the general public, introduction of e-challan is also meant for keeping a tab on the offending vehicles and drivers.

As per the press note released on the occasion by the State Transport Department, this initiative is a way forward and outreach to the common citizens in consistent with the commitment of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik enabling delivery of citizen centric services through Technology, Transparency and Team Work (3Ts model).

Highlights of the Project:

1: The general public can pay taxes, fees, fines through digital mode

2: The mobile e-challan device will generate the VCR on the spot

3: No more manual challans will be issued

4: The history of the offenders are recorded in the system

5: Higher fines to the repeated offenders as per Rule

6: Payment of fines on the spot through debit/creciit card

7: To capture the geo-tagged location of place of challan, photographs of the vehicle, driver and document using the camera of mobile device

8: SMS is sent to vehicle owner and driver in his registered mobile numbers which informs the owners and educate about the offence

It is to mention here that, Vehicle Check Reports were issued manually earlier, which will be issued henceforth electronically using a specially designed device called integrated e-challan device. The device is connected to the central database of National Register of VAHAN & SARATHI to fetch the registration records of vehicles and driving license records of drivers instantly.

100% digitization and documentation of records will help in improving the visibility on offenders, types of offences frequently committed, payments received on time, etc.

The system aims to provide a solution for the current challenges which the Transport Department is facing with respect to tracking the challan records, payments, reports, etc. by leveraging latest technologies which are easy to use, adapt and implement at the ground level.

The application is developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) in collaboration with MoRTH with the purpose for providing a comprehensive solution for Enforcement Officers of Transport and Traffic Police.

One of the interesting features of the project is the system that provides the work scheduling tool for Enforcement Officers which allows the authority to allocate work schedules through and directs the officers to work according to the place assigned.

The Odisha Motor Vehicle Department has signed a MoU with HDFC Bank for e-collection of motor vehicle related revenues. The HDFC Bank has installed 162 PoS machines in the offices of State Transport Authority, Regional Transport Offices throughout the State.

HDFC Bank has also provided 195 mobile e-challan devices to all the enforcement officers, the Transport Department press note stated.

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Nrusingha Charan Sahu, Minister, Commerce & Transport, Odisha

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Sanjeev Panda,Transport Commissioner, Odisha