The Centralized National Registry for transport, maintained by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways through National Informatics Centre (NIC) comprises approximately 25 crore vehicle registration records and approximately 15 crore driving licence records.
Replying to a written question in Rajya Sabha on Monday, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin J Gadkari informed that the revenue collected by the Government by providing access to VAHAN and SARATHI database is Rs 65 crore till date. He further informed that the Government has provided access to 32 Government entities and 87 private entities.
He said, the Ministry has provided ‘Bulk Data Sharing Policy & Procedure’ for sharing certain fields in bulk data of vehicle registration. The organization seeking bulk data can obtain the data with an amount of Rs. three crore for the FY 2019-20. Educational institutions can obtain the data only for research purposes and for internal use only and are provided the bulk data one time on payment of an amount of Rs. five lakh only for the FY 2019-20.
The Minister said, the Government has linked VAHAN and SARATHI with stolen vehicles data from National Crime Record Bureau.