Blockchain in Mauritius has many use cases. In this post, we will see how a current crisis could have been averted with the use of the Blockchain technology. The National Transport Authority (NTA) is a department operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure and Land Transport in Mauritius. Among its most important responsibilities are the management licensing of public service vehicles and goods vehicles. Lately, it has faced a lot of backlash with fraudulent practices which resulted in corrupted officers issuing unauthorised licenses to vehicles. The National Transport Authority has been plagued with malpractice for quite some time. In this post, we will envisage a blockchain-based system which could eliminate all these problems.
The process of getting a license for a vehicle could be summarized in the following steps:
This is a very classic way of issuing licenses. Each step is dependent on the completion of the previous step. However, the most important step is the final one, where a decision is taken on whether a license is issued or not. At this stage, there is a lack of transparency and information.
The blockchain technology could be used to streamline processes and increase transparency over all the steps required to come to a conclusion concerning the issuance of a license. The proposed alternative system would require the use of a blockchain-based system which will record all the different intermediate process outcomes and would work in the following way:
The blockchain-based system allows for more transparency and virtually restricts all types of outside interference. This is ensured by the requirement for NTA officers to actually digitally and cryptographically sign each and every action pertaining to an application. This introduces a real-time auditing system and eliminates most forms of corruption or fraudulent actions.