So now, all of those in the process of acquiring a license can breathe a small sigh of relief. As, from now on, they will not have to keep visiting the DoTM office to check the status of their license exams.
The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) has initiated a new system to inform people about the results of their driving license test and information on smart card print status through SMS. The system is now live, after an agreement signed at DoTM head office. Lawanya Kumar Dhakal, Director General of DoTM and Arvind Sah, Managing Director of Sparrow SMS signed the agreement. This is a good example of effectively implementing ICT in administrative tasks.
DoTM started distributing Smart License since the end of 2015. These digital licenses incorporate electronic chips that are similar to SIM cards. And they contain information about the driver’s identity. And similar to conventional licenses, the procedure to acquire it is similar – a written test followed by a trial.
However, people need to wait for a long time their smart cards even after they complete the procedure. It is, of course, due to the lack of technology to efficiently do so. In addition, there was only one way of knowing if their smart licenses had been issued: to visit the DoTM office and enquire. But with this system in work, at least one part of the troubles seem far away.
It may still take over 5 months to acquire a smart license after your trial. But at least, you don’t have to visit the DoTM office to know about the status now. With this system, you can know about the written test result and the print status of your smart license. You can simply do it via SMS to 33001 for Rs.5.
How to Check the results of the Driving License’s Written Test Exam?
To check the result of your written test, users have to follow few simple steps mentioned below:
- Compose an SMS on your phone with the text WT<space>[application id number]
- Send the SMS to 33001.
- After a while, you will receive an SMS with your results.
How to Check the print status of your smart card license?
- Compose an SMS on your phone with the text LC<space>[application id]
- Send the SMS to 33003 or 33001.
- After a while, you will receive an SMS with the print status of your smart card license.