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Bihar to automate transport department

To provide people of Bihar an integrated pro-active transport system, the transport Department of Bihar is planning to computerise all its district offices and regional offices within the state.

By Pravin  Prashant
Patna: To provide people of Bihar an integrated pro-active transport system, the Transport Department of Bihar is planning to computerise all its district offices and regional offices within the state.

"Plans are to automate 47 offices across Bihar comprising of 38 district offices and nine regional offices," Bihar Transport Secretary-cum-Transport Commissioner KK Pathak said.

He further added that the automation will help in issuing tamper proof smart card licenses to vehicle owners.

The computerised system will help in providing services like registration of vehicles, tax collection, and issuance of drivers and conductor's licenses with the click of a mouse.

The computerised system will also help in providing higher levels of services to the end consumer vis-a-vis manual system.

According to Pathak, the Transport Department has chalked out plans for a phase wise implementation of the project. In the first phase, plans are to conduct a trial in Patna by the end of April.

In the second phase, automation will cover all the commissioneries, while in the third phase all districts will be covered.

The state government has allocated Rs 3.5 crore for the automation of transport department.

The Transport Secretary said that National Informatics Centre (NIC) is implementing the project and Vahan and Sarathi software is presently being fine tuned to meet the local requirement.

I am waiting for the opening of R.T.O & D.T.O post from last two years.
I did Engineering in Automobile with First Class Distinction. When this government came in power from that time i was hearing that the govt will fill the vacaent seats very shortly but....
Hope for the positive reply.

As Transport Dept. is bestowed with such a dynamic and tough but thoughtful officer as Mr.Keshav, expecting there's going to be complete transformation in workculture and mindset of employees in Transport Department which will be complementary to automation of this department. Automation of Transport Dept. is sure to generate hassle-free good transportation services as well as Transport Department will be able to meet its target providing good amount of revenue to the state.
Alike the organisations Mr.K.K. Pathak left behind, Transport Department too shall reflect changing face of Bihar.Hoping this automation system is soon implemented in Bihar.

I have worked with Mr. Pathak from September'2007 in BIADA. Before transfer of Mr. Pathak from Biada we were thinking that he is a hard person who cuts our salary and other holidays, leave etc., but after transfer of Mr. Pathak we feel that he is really such a nice person and dynamic officer, who has given an opportunity to learn that how u can work hard and get maximum result in least resources.
We are missing u sir.
Our best wishes for Transport Department.

Mr. Pathak is biased and promoting few group of companies. He is working fine but motive is not development of Bihar. He is a good example of "Kaam karke bhi paisa kamaya jaa sakta hai". Anyway, he is really working hard for development of whatever department assigned to him, if we ignore his personal intensions, this is in favour of people of Bihar.

Nice step taken by the Mr. Pathak in computerisation of transport department. NIC developed software Vahan & Sarthi are implemented in many states and are standard software for transport department. NICian are very helpful and we hope the Bihar transport set the milestone for the others.
Vahan software will help to register vehicles, collect tax, issue various permits and record the fitness of vehicles. While the Sarathi software, which complements Vahan is used to issue driving and conductors licenses and licenses for driving schools.
Vahan and Sarathi will introduce transparency and efficiency to the process of registering a new vehicle or getting a driving license or paying various taxes related to owning and running motor vehicles.

Now that a proactive officer like Mr.Pathak has joined ,the department is bound to progress .Only if the government could take concrete steps to make these initiatives sustainable.

Interesting to know this, but I once had an experience of travelling in Bihar Transport Corporation bus without headlights on in night and the conductor using a 4 cell flash light and driver finding his way from Ranchi to Daltongunj :-) I hope now they are better!

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