Army to take over printing of Driving License at Government’s request

September 16, 2020 at 12:42 PM

Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, yesterday (15) presided over a conference on the possibility of taking over the printing and issuing process of the Driving Licence of the Department of Motor Traffic.

The Conference was held with the Chief Signal Officer, Director Information Technology and several other professional IT Officers.

On a recommendation made by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the Cabinet on 01 July 2020 decided to hand over the printing process of the Driving Licence, currently managed by a private company to the Army, considering several pertinent aspects.

During the meeting held yesterday, Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva reviewed the feasibility and the proposed action plan, presented by the team and directed them to proceed with formalities of taking over the project with immediate effect.

The total transferring process of the project is expected to be completed by 01 January 2021.

Further, Army Commander approved the establishment of the project as the ‘Army Centre for National IT Solutions’, which could cater to the future national level IT projects in the country. (NewsWire)