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Linking Aadhar with Driving Licence

Over a while, aadhar has occupied a prominent place in every Indian’s life.

The initiation has taken up by the government of India to provide a unique universal identification number to each Indian citizen is gradually bearing the fruits of benefits. The requirement of Aadhar is a must for availing government subsidies under various schemes. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has taken up an initiation drive for an easy and hassle-free process to link aadhar with driving license of individuals.

As of now, individuals can link their driving license with Aadhar card via online mode.

Procedure to Link Aadhaar with Driving License Via Online Method

Usually driving license in India is issued by the respective State and Union Territories Road Transport Departments. The following is the list of steps to link aadhar with driving license.

Step 1: Visit the State or Union Territories Road Transport Department’s web portal.

Step 2: Look out for the option ‘Link Aadhaar’

Step 3: Now look out for the ‘Driving License’ option from the drop-down menu

Step 4: Enter your driving license number proceed further and click on the option ‘Get Details’.

Step 5: Verify the details of your driving license.

Step 6: Now enter your 12 digits unique Aadhar Card Number

Step 7: Enter your mobile number which is registered with Aadhaar and click on ‘Submit’ button.

Step 8: You will receive an OTP on your phone.

Step 9: Proceeding further, enter the OTP to complete the process of linking aadhar with driving license.

Reason Behind Government's Drive to Link Aadhar Card with Driving Licenses in India

Over the past few years, the government of India has come across various instances wherein a single individual has more than one driving license. As per the rules framed by the Road Transport Department, a person cannot possess more than one driving license. The driving license issued in one state is valid across all the other states and Union Territories in India and hence there is no need to have multiple driving licenses.

To curb the annoyance, the central government of India is planning to link aadhar card with driving license. Postdeadline, those licenses which are not linked with aadhar will be deactivated, as only one driving license can be linked with aadhar. With this, the issue of duplicate licenses can be checked easily.

If in case, if a person holds multiple driving licenses, then the same can be surrendered at a regional office of the Road Transport Department.

Benefits of linking Aadhaar Card with Driving Licence

As the government of India has started a drive to link aadhar with many other important documents to check fraudulent activities, linking aadhar number with the driving license is a step to curb holding more than one driving license. The road transport laws in India clearly states that no one should hold more than one driving license and registering more than one driving license per individual is an offence. In India, the driving license which is issued in one state holds validity in every other state and Union Territory across the country.

If in case, individuals are holding more than one driving license, then the same can be voluntarily surrendered at the regional Road Transport Departments. The government is planning to expedite the linking process of Aadhaar with a driving license which will be introduced after the finalization of the legal provisions by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. Post enforcement, the process will help to track down fake and multiple driving licenses – holders.

The following are the benefits of linking Aadhaar Card with Driving License:

  • Track fake license holders from the genuine ones
  • Track multiple license holders and helps to take necessary stern actions
  • Helps in seamless functioning of State Transport Departments
  • The process of linking aadhaar with driving license will bring the whole operation under one umbrella.
  • Aadhaar based unified platform will help the authorized agencies to avail and verify the license details of every car owner across the country.
  • A central online database will help to store the details of the drivers and this will be available across the country so that no one can renew duplicate licenses.
  • The decision to link Aadhaar with driving license is to check anti-corruption and promote transparency.
  • Tasks related to various transport department operations will be enforced quickly and in a hassle freeway.
  • The entire process will be operated electronically and individuals will be issued their driving license within 72 hours of passing the driving test.
  • The number of road accidents will come down gradually as no one will get their driving license without clearing the driving test.

Driving License can be linked with Aadhaar numbers on the State Transport Department web portal of

  1. Andhra Pradesh Transport Department
  2. Arunachal Pradesh Transport Department
  3. Assam Transport Department
  4. Bihar Transport Department
  5. Chhattisgarh Transport Department
  6. Delhi Transport Department
  7. Goa Transport Department
  8. Gujarat Transport Department
  9. Haryana Transport Department
  10. Himachal Pradesh Transport Department 
  11. Jammu And Kashmir Transport Department
  12. Jharkhand Transport Department
  13. Karnataka Transport Department
  14. Kerala Transport Department
  15. Madhya Pradesh Transport Department
  16. Maharashtra Transport Department
  17. Manipur Transport Department
  18. Meghalaya Transport Department
  19. Mizoram Transport Department
  20. Nagaland Transport Department
  21. Odisha Transport Department
  22. Punjab Transport Department
  23. Rajasthan Transport Department
  24. Sikkim Transport Department
  25. Tamil Nadu Transport Department
  26. Telangana Transport Department
  27. Tripura Transport Department
  28. Uttarakhand Transport Department
  29. Uttar Pradesh Transport Department
  30. West Bengal Transport Department
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