On July 23, 2020, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar virtually launched the National Transit Pass System (NTPS) at Indira Paryavaran Bhawan in New Delhi. The system is currently under pilot tests in Madhya Pradesh and Telangana.
Speaking on the occasion, he said that the national public transit pass system improve the continuous movement of forest products. He further stated that thanks to NTPS, people will be able to apply for and receive e-passes from their mobile phones. It will also strengthen the digital movement in the country.
What is the National Transit Pass System (NTPS)?
The National Transit Pass System (NTPS) is a online transit pass generation system for interstate and intrastate transport of timber, bamboo and other forest products from private land / government / private repository. The system will be used to issuance, monitoring and record keeping of transit permits.
What are the characteristics of the national transit pass system?
1- The desktop web portal and mobile app system are available.
2- Online registration and submission of applications for the transit permit (TP).
3- Certificate of No Objection (NOC) can be generated online without physically going to the forest offices.
3- Transit permit or CNP based on the species category can be generated online.
4- Online application for Species cultivated on private land who are exempt from the ticket system.
5- Online application for Species cultivated on private land which are not exempt from the ticket system.
6- The driver details can be changed when downloading the TP.
7- The payment can be made online.
8- The movement of the vehicle can be checked via the QR Code.
What are the advantages of NTPS?
The advantages of NTPS are as follows:
1- Issuance of TP, NOC and so on without physically going to the forestry offices.
2- One single permit for India for the transit of timber, bamboo and other minor forest products to facilitate business.
3- He has replaced the manual paper-based transit system.
4- NTPS will help save time and transport costs, benefiting farmers and traders.
5- It also provides transparency in obtaining transit authorizations.
6- NTPS facilitates agroforestry activities.
How it works?
1- Candidate registration: The applicant must register on the NTPS and can then apply for a transit pass.
2- Inspection agent: Once the form is successfully submitted, it will be received by the relevant agent.
3- Verification: Upon successful verification, the transit pass will be issued.
4- Update on mobile: Once the pass has been issued, the applicant will receive the message on their mobile phone and the TP can be downloaded and viewed.
Mobile application features
1- Candidate registration
2- Submission of the form
3- Inspection officer
4- Equipment on truck
5- Truck on the barrier for application
6- Equipment at the place of delivery
7- Reports and monitoring on the web platform
The work flow of the Central Administrative Authority and the State
Central administrative authority
State administrative authority
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