Smart Card too expensive
A member of corruption watch has filed a Fundamental Rights case
before Supreme Court saying his Fundamental Rights are violated through
the act of introducing a new Smart Card Driving Licence System by the
Commissioner of Motor Traffic.
Petitioner Rupasinghe Gamage Rohana cited Commissioner of Motor
Traffic B. Wijeratne Transport Minister Dullas Alahapperuma and
Metropolitan Office (Pvt) Ltd as respondents. The petitioner stated in
his petition that the Government introduced a Card Driving Licence
System in 1992 which is only Rs. 520. But the Transport Minister has
decided to introduce a computerised Smart Card Driving Licence system
which would be Rs. 2,500. They had entered into an agreement with the
Metropolitan Office (Pvt) Ltd to issue the Smart Cards.
The petitioner stated that an international Smart Card is less than
eight US Dollars. The price of a new Smart Card Driving Licence is too
expensive and the petitioner pleads the Supreme Court to issue an
interim order restraining the issuance of Smart Card by the respondents
until the end of this case. Further the respondent pleads the Supreme
Court to issue an order against the respondents to issue a cost
effective Smart Card Driving Licence.