February 14, 2019: The Department of Transport Management (DoTM), the government body authorised to issue driving licenses, has initiated a new system to inform the people about the results of their driving license test and information on the status of smart card through SMS.
Lawanya Kumar Dhakal, director general of DoTM, and Arvind Sah, managing director of Sparrow SMS, signed an agreement at the DoTM head office in Minbhawan, Kathmandu in recent event.
Inaugurating the system, Dhakal expressed confidence that use of ICT will be very effective in informing license aspirants about the test results and license printing status.
People can receive the information by sending SMS to 33001 for just Rs 5.
To check the result for the written test, service seekers will have to type ‘WT <space> [Application ID number]’ and send it to 33001.
Similarly, to check the printing status of smart driving license, service seekers have to type ‘LC <space> [Application ID Number]’ and send it to 33001.
The DoTM had begun distribution of smart driving license from December 2015. The department has also recently started an online application process for driving license in Nepal. On an average, around 3,000 people apply for smart driving license on every working day.
Sparrow SMS is the only authorized SMS service provider from DoTM for providing license print status and written exam result. Previously, this SMS service was provided by another shortcode. However, you can get your driving license print status and written exam result now via Sparrow SMS only in 33001.