RTA M Wallet App wins praise from NITI Aayog
NITI Aayog, a think tank established by the Narendra Modi government, to replace the Planning Commission, is all praise for the “RTA M Wallet App,” a unique initiative of the Telangana Transport Department. It has decided to showcase this as a success story during its forthcoming meeting in August.
National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Advisor Anil K Jain addressed a letter to Transport Commissioner Sandeep Kumar Sultania, requesting him to make a presentation on M Wallet app at the NITI Aayog meeting.
In his letter to the Transport Commissioner, the Advisor said, “NITI Aayog proposes to hold a one-day conference on successful intervention of technology in governance across the country. The aim of this event is to showcase the novel work carried out by agencies/individuals across the country in the past several years, and help in replication of such success
“The event is expected to be held in August 2016 and top dignitaries of the Union government are likely to take part in the meeting. Your initiative on “RTA M Wallet App” in the State of Telangana has been shortlisted for the above conference,” said Jain in his letter.
The authorities requested the Transport Commissioner to give a PowerPoint presentation highlighting the intervention, outcomes and lessons learnt in implementing it.
In an effort to provide hassle-free experience at the road Transport Authority offices, the department has been providing online services for the last couple of years. As part of its IT services, the Transport Department started the mobile wallet called “M Wallet App” for the benefit of motor vehicle owners.
According to Transport Department officials, M-Wallet, the new mobile app helps vehicle users to store their documents relating to vehicles in their mobile phones. The M wallet App is available on Android and IOS
The users can login from any mobile to access the transport document, simple and efficient single screen display for all vehicle related documents, citizen-friendly options to add multiple vehicles owned by same person, and single download would save the documents permanently and would be handy for future use.
The official said those, who download the app and store documents, can show them to the traffic police or RTA officials when they seek to check the documents.
“The response from the users has been positive as everyday 10,000 to 12,000 users are downloading the mobile App on their mobile phones and till now over one million users have downloaded the application,” said Joint Transport Commissioner B Venkateshwarlu.
The NIC (National Informatics Centre) too was impressed with the initiative and expressed its willingness to introduce the service countrywide. Officials from Maharashtra and Jharkhand had visited the State RTA to know more about the M-Wallet, said officials.
Source: The Hans India