By Uzma ZAfar
ISLAMABAD – Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) on Saturday resumed its driving licence service after the gap of more than two months and with new fee structure for different categories of license.
Inspector General of Police Islamabad Wajid Ali Khan Durrani formally inaugurated the resumption process of driving licence here at ITP headquarters as it was earlier halted due to some financial constraints. SSP (Traffci) Dr. Moeen Masood, SP Mir Vais Niaz and other police officials were also present on the occasion.
He said that fee has been only increased upto Rs. 100 due to the surge in the as the prices of raw material.Wajid Ali Khan said that fee would be deposited in any branch of National Bank of Pakistan Islamabad under the relevant Head of Accounts allocated by Ministry fo Finance as earlier tickets were pasted on the driving license forms. He said that negotiations are underway with NBP authorities to open fee collection booth in the vicinity of ITP Headquarters. The IGP said that notification of new fee structure has been issued and matter has been taken up with Ministry of Finance for opening of bank collection booth here at traffic office.
Elaborating the new fee structure, the IGP said that fee for learner permit valid for six months (M. Cycle or Car/Jeep or LTV or HTV) is Rs. 200, fee for issue of driving license (M. Cycle or Car/Jeep or LTV or HTV or PSV) is Rs. 600, fee for issue of driving license on urgent basis is Rs. 1000 while Rs. 25 would be paid for verification of CNIC by NADRA.
Similarly, fee for renewal of driving license, within 30 day (Conversion, Duplicate/Addition) is Rs. 500, fee for renewal of learners permit is Rs. 100, fee for renewal of license after thirty days but within one year from the date of expiry of license is Rs. 700, fee for renewal after one year within three years from the date of expiry of the license is Rs. 1000.
Similarly, fee for renewal of license after three years but within seven years from the date of expiry of license is Rs. 2000.
As per this notification, fee for duplicate license, conversion and addition (endorsement) is Rs. 600, urgent renewal fee excluding prescribed fee for renewal is Rs. 400. In case of first time suspension under section 16 and 18 of MVO 1965 of driving license, restoration will be Rs. 5000 and it this fee will be Rs. 10,000 in case of restoration after second time suspension. The license shall not be restored after third time cancellation.
The SSP (Traffic) Dr. Moeen Masood said that all codal formalities have been observed in this new licensing system and process will be further streamlined after its implementation.
He said this new licensing system is now open for public and every possible effort would be made to ensure convenience to the license seekers.