National Transit Pass System

Context: Recently, the Union Minister of Environment has launched piloting of the National Transit Pass System.

About National Transit Pass System

  • The National Pass System enhances seamless movement of forest produce.
  • It is an initiative under Digital India Movement.
  • The pilot project will be functional in Madhya Pradesh and Telangana.
  • It will make the process of getting permits faster and without physically going to get the pass.
  • It will bring ease of business and expedite issuance of transit permits for timber, bamboo and other minor forest produce without physically going to forest offices.
  • It will replace manual paper-based transit system by online transit system.
  • It will bring in one permit for whole India for transit of timber, bamboo and other minor forest produce for ease of doing business.
  • species exempted in one state, may not be exempted in other states and transit of such species in another state requires transit pass.
  • It is a role-based and work-flow based application available on computers and mobile devices.

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