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Online Portal Developed For Motor Accident Claims: Centre And Insurers Apprise Supreme Court

Lawstreet Journal 3 Apr 2022 6:46am

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Under the guidance of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, insurance firms have developed a web-portal that can be used to submit information on motor vehicle accidents and to combine the database linked to accident claims.

BACKGROUND: 

The Supreme Court had previously ordered the General Insurance Corporation, which serves as the nodal agency for all insurance firms, to create a smartphone app for vehicle accident claims.

In response, the Additional Solicitor General informed the Court that a web-portal, e-DAR, has been developed by the MoRTH, which will be an e-version of the Integrated Road Accident Database. Mr. A. Mohan of the National Informatics Centre gave a demonstration of the portal to the bench comprising Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice MM Sundresh.

The Court was considering a writ petition filed by the Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company seeking directions to streamline the accident claim process. 


PURPOSE OF THE PORTAL: 

The portal can be used by the police to upload the accident reports on it. The portal will alert the concerned insurance company and the details of the vehicles and owners can be fetched as it is linked to the Vaahan portal. The portal can thus reduce the paper work related to the accident claim process cam expedite the claims settlement. 

FEATURES: 

The portal will have features to geo-tag the accident locations, giving automatic alerts to the concerned investigating officer. Also, it has provisions to upload photos and videos relating to the accident and damaged vehicles. Apart from the state… Continue Reading...


Tagged: Motor Vehicle Act   Motor Accident Claims Tribunal   Supreme Court of India  
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