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Driving Licnese: Government to remove educational qualification requirement

Driving Licnese: Government to remove educational qualification requirement

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has decided to remove the requirement of minimum educational qualification for driving a transport vehicle.

Under Rule 8 of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, a transport vehicle driver needs to have passed class 8 to obtain a commercial driving licence.

Background:

The decision comes after a recent meeting at the Transport ministry where the Haryana government requested for waiver of the educational qualification condition for drivers from the economically backward Mewat region.

The state government said that despite having the requisite skill, people could not obtain commercial driver licence as they could not meet the educational requirements.

Rules Apply

However, the Ministry has emphasised on stringent skill training and testing along with regulation of driver training facilities.

The training imparted by a school or establishment as mentioned in the Motor Vehicles Act 1988 should ensure that the driver can read signs and perform logistical duty such as maintain driver logs, inspect trucks and trailers, submit pre and post-trip records, determine discrepancies in the paperwork, and effectively communicate to report safety hazards.

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