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Friday, June 29, 2012

Family can receive your driving licence

Mumbai: You need not be present at your residence to accept your driving licence dispatched by speed post. The RTO has instructed the postal department to deliver licences to any other person who is present at your residence, be it your parents, spouse or siblings.

T P Chavan, assistant RTO (Wadala), said, "In the past, we insisted that postmen check whether the applicant stays at the residence and then get his signature. But now we have relaxed the rules. The postman should write on the acknowledgment slip that the licence has been delivered to a family member and take the person's signature."

Some residents, though, complained to TOI that postmen have refused to deliver licences if the applicant is not home. A senior citizen said, "My son was away at work and the postman refused to hand over the licence to me. He insisted that the applicant sign the acknowledgment slip or visit the post office within four days to collect the licence." Chavan said the postman must merely ascertain whether the person in whose name the licence is issued lives there. "The applicant's presence is not mandatory."

Sources said in the recent past, some postal staffers have demanded money in the form of "bakshish" to deliver licences. In case an applicant fails to collect the licence from the post in four days, he has to go through the rigmarole of visiting the RTO to give an explanation before collecting it. Abha Singh, director of postal services (Maharashtra & Goa circle), said, "I have not received any complaints against postal staff for demanding money or harassing citizens. If there's any specific case, citizens can contact me in confidence... The job of the postman is to verify the address." 
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