Peru: MTC initiates the decentralization of the electronic driver's license

Digital driver's license

With the advancement of digitization in every human aspect, public services cannot be left behind. However, in Latin America, only 7% of citizens used a digital channel for their last transaction, according to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). 

In this context, the countries of the region run the great risk of losing their levels of competitiveness, therefore, according to the World Economic Forum, if the lists of the 30 most competitive countries and the 30 most technological are compared, it is observed that 23 countries coincide in both rankings.

Therefore, according to Andean, the Peruvian government is making great efforts to digitize the services it provides to citizens. This is the case of the electronic driver's license implemented by the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC).

As of March of this year, the citizens of Metropolitan Lima have the possibility to choose the digital format of that qualifying title. In addition, on October 5, Cajamarca became the first region to start issuing the digital license. In this way, the decentralization process of the issuance of this electronic document began, whose final objective is to reach all the regional governments of Peru.

To this end, the MTC has been developing advanced coordination, support and guidance work with the regional authorities of Callao, Cusco and Arequipa to soon issue the digital newsletter.

In this sense, the director of road traffic, Mariangella rossi, explained that, according to the IDB, new technologies have allowed the United States to now serve twice the population than 50 years ago with the same number of officials. 

“That is what we must aim for, a more efficient state at the service of all citizens. For this reason, the MTC is working together with regional governments throughout Peru to continue advancing with the implementation of electronic driver's licenses, ”said Rossi.

The official hopes "that the saving of time and money that this technology implies for people and for the state apparatus will benefit millions of citizens as soon as possible."

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Javier Garcia
Lawyer from the César Vallejo Private University (UCV) has experience in civil law, administrative law, telecommunications law, consumer protection, as well as legal research on issues of commercial law, personal data protection and new technologies.

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