Orissa government has launched e-Disha service that will enable people to apply for driving licenses and vehicle permit online.
E-Disha concept is first of its kind in India and the service will offer three separate facilities- online payment of motor vehicle tax and fee, web-based application and appointment system for learners’ License and issuance of permits for commercial vehicles.
The only hitch about the entire service is that the applicant needs to have an SBI account, as the payment system has been integrated with SBI payment system as well.
It would be interesting to see how such initiatives pan out eventually. As government opens up more such services online, big opportunities lies ahead for Indian IT companies.