GUWAHATI: After launching a crackdown on land brokers, Dispur is now ready to take on those doing the same job at the offices of DTOs (District Transport Officers).
Speaking at a meeting of the Transport department here on Monday, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that he had received a list of 384 brokers in various DTO offices. "They (brokers) have impressive property lists. They have developed themselves well," said Sarma.
The Chief Minister added that 53,000 individuals got learners' driving licenses by applying for them through the online portal in the last 22 days. He pointed out that before launching the online portal, the DTO office had issued only 5,000 learners' licenses a month. "It is a matter of contemplation for the Transport department officials as to why the people were earlier hesitant to approach the DTO offices to get their learners' license," he said.
Sarma further said that the DTO office earlier used to earn Rs 50 lakh per month as revenue by issuing the learners' license. He pointed out that the revenue collection has now increased to approximately Rs 3 crore> He added that it has become possible as thousands of people have started applying through the online portal.