Implementation of Vahan and Sarathi


The State Transport Department is governed by both Central Motor Vehicle Regulation (CMVR) and state specific Motor Vehicle Regulation (State MVR). Consequently, Sarathi and Vahan were conceptualized as a product that would capture the functionalities as mandated by CMVR as well as state MVRs. Vahan core modules are developed by NIC, Delhi team. Sarathi mainly deals with the issuance of various categories of licenses viz learning license, driving license, driving school license and conductor license. It also uses the devices to capture biometrics like photograph, thumb impression and signature of license holder. Data of holder needs to be captured only once and will be used for further transactions when needed. Sarathi is integrated with STALL- computer based learning license test where computer decides the result and allow to issue learning license. Gujarat was the first state to implement Sarathi with STALL in all the offices of RTO in Gujarat. Sarathi is also integrated with Key Management System. KMS verify and authenticate the data on each license issued through Sarathi after printing on the smart card chip. This enhances the security of data on the card issued through Sarathi. Sarathi core modules are developed by NIC, Hydrabad team. VAHAN is a highly flexible and comprehensive system that takes care of all the burdensome activities of Vehicle Registration, leaving the Transport Department to deal with more important business issues. The software enables the processes at RTO involving Vehicle Registration, Fitness, Taxes, Permits & Enforcement to capture various data related to license and vehicle holder. Vahan has facility to issued choice numbers to vehicle after collecting stipulated fees. Registration numbers to vehicles are allotted using random selection process using software generated program. Vahan is also integrated with KMS to issue smart card based RC if required. Online dealer’s registration system is also developed and implemented to reduce the registration time. Each registered dealer is given account on the system where he can enter registration related data which can be used in Vahan for registration process. Status: Vahan and Sarathi are implemented in all RTO offices in Gujarat

Contact Details

DK Jhala
Natioanal Informatics Centre Block 13, 2nd Floor New Sachivalaya Gadhinagar dk[dot]jhala[at]nic[dot]in