PUTRAJAYA: Transferring car ownership will be as easy as putting down a thumbprint once the Road Transport Department (JPJ) introduces a new transfer form in the third quarter of 2008.
Certified copies of identity cards, registration cards, indemnity forms and a statement before a commissioner for oaths will no longer be required.
According to JPJ director-general Datuk Emran Kadir, a biometric system will be introduced and background information checked electronically.
Emran, who retires from the JPJ today, said this was one of the four big projects the department was working on.
“Revamping of the department’s systems will be in full swing next year and will be completed by the third quarter of 2008,” he said.
“The other two projects are the e-plate and e-kesihatan services, which will also be introduced by then.”
Emran said with the e-plate service all registration plate numbers would be uniform, as the Government would appoint only one company to handle the issuing of registration plates.
“As for e-kesihatan, medical information of drivers with goods driving or public service vehicle licences would be accessible by JPJ from a service provider.”
As for the fourth project, Emran said the department would close tender offers on Tuesday for the Automated Enforcement System (AES), for which seven companies had shown interest so far.
“The AES will introduce enforcement by surveillance cameras and summonses will be issued via this system,” he said, adding that this would hopefully be ready by the middle of next year.
On his retirement, Emran, 56, said he was grateful for the experiences he had in his 34 years and nine months in service.
Emran, handed over his duties to his deputy Abdul Mustapha Abdul Rashid at a simple ceremony here yesterday. The new deputy director-general is JPJ enforcement chief Solah Mat Hassan.
Abdul Mustapha, 52, said his priority would be to ensure the computerisation revamp of JPJ was completed, which would leave more officers for enforcement and driving tests.