I had been RTO(Regional transport office)to apply for Driving license today and i must say it was yet another horrible experience i had .
Preparation a day before: I knew document verification would be strict so i had arranged all the document in a separate file .
now @ RTO you need to pay 30 INR and get challan . it was a huge queue and after half an hour i got into cash counter . i removed 50 INR and the first thing i heard was “change kodu guru ..” i said “50 ide . nan hatra nu illa. nodi sir.. 20 vapas kodi.” he threw my application and said give 30 rs come only when u have i cnt do anything .
Oops … sorry i forgot the translation .. he asked 30 and i said i have 50 INR. he denied to accept.
some how i asked people over there and got the change of 30 rs. now after that stage there is another Queue where i had o submit the form and get documents verified
it took another 45 mins to get into verification room and officer said to submit docs. i did show him the file . he said “i don’t want to see your file .. get all the documents stapled and come .” now where would i find that ..
i requested him that i have all the document and u may see .. but he denied . i had to get out of the room and go to a shop buy a stapler , pin all the documents again in the same order as i had kept in file and come back .
Now this time there was yet another shock . i had to join the new queue. it again took 20 mins .. after verifying all docs he asked birth certificate original and unfortunately i dint have . but said, i have a pic of it in my mobile i can show you . but he said he want the paper in his hand . i said i can give you an alternative document as an age proof .. but he did not accept.
finally i had to come back to home. but the task was incomplete .
But during the process the people over there treated me as if i was their slave till death .
i know most of the government offices are corrupted and people are not so well behaved over there. but yeah people like me who like to be polite and gentle with them will have to bear this .
BTW the office was RTO Jayanagar Bangalore.
Did you have a similar experience when u applied for license