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Delhi Police launches online licensing system for granting arms licences

Delhi Police launches online licensing system for granting arms licences

New Delhi: Securing arms licence after fufilling the required criterion will now just be a click away in Delhi. The Delhi Police has simplified the licensing process without diluting the legal requirements. With the launch of online module or receipt and processing of arms licence application on Thursday by Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik, the Delhi police believes that from issue of new arms licence to the renewal, the applicant has to visit the licencing unit personally only at the time for the interview and the mandatory training on weapon handling and weapon inspection.

"In today's scenario, adoption of technology is no longer a luxury but an absolute necessity since a vast majority of people are computer literate and have using internet and smart phones in a big way. In this scenario, Delhi Police strives to use all possible technological means for bringing about a qualitative improvement in its service-delivery," said Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik.

The "Online E-Arms Licensing System" is intended to simplify the process of issuance of' licences in respect of the issue of new arms licences, renewal of existing arms licences, registration of arms licences issued from other states and addition or conversion of weapon. "The system has been designed, developed and implemented after consultations with all stake-holders and IT professionals. It would enable citizens to apply for licence from the comfort of their homes and they would be able to check the status of their applications online," said Joint CP Licencing Prabhakar.

The applicant can now apply and upload the required documents online for availing various services related to Arms Licences at the click of the mouse. They would also be able to check the status of their applications online. Moreover, the applicant can pay the fee online through payment gateway or through the POS at Licensing Unit. Police believes this would also reduce repetitive paper work in the Licensing Unit and give them more time for a better output. The system links all 15 Districts and the Licensing Unit for online processing.

The system will also minimize the physical interface between the applicants and the Police or Licensing Unit before the grant of Arms Licence, & other related services and ensure time-bound service delivery.

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