Dubai – A new Executive Council resolution issued on Sunday will enable RTA’s Licensing Agency to develop its services and utilise applications and smart solutions to facilitate the delivery of services.
The resolution No. 57 of 2017, was issued by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council.
According to the resolution on vehicle and driving licence services, RTA is authorised to collect fees for the licensing and permit services listed in Appendix (1). People with disabilities and people with special needs enjoy 50 per cent discount on all services included in this resolution.
That RTA is responsible for issuance and renewal of driving licenses and learning permits, conducting driving tests, issuance and renewal of occupational permits, desert driving permits, heavy bus and heavy truck driving permits, and special nature driving permits, according to the terms and conditions outlined in Federal Traffic Law No. (21) of 1995 and other approved bylaws.
The resolution also states that RTA’s Licensing Agency is responsible for specifying the locations and special procedures for driving licenses and permits, and issuance and renewal of examiners’ permits according to RTA’s approved procedures.
It is also in charge of establishing and approving a system for classifying examiners, approving the specification of testing vehicles, issuing licenses for the drivers’ testing yard and conducting assessments, monitoring and inspections to ensure accurate implementation of this Resolution.
RTA’s Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors will issue the required bylaws to implement this resolution. These bylaws will be published in the Dubai Government’s Official Gazette.
This resolution annuls any other legislation that contradicts or challenges its articles. The resolution will be valid after 60 days of the date of publication.