New Delhi: People who are looking for a driver’s license, here is good news for you. Now, the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a new notification for driver training centers. Under new ministry guidelines, you can now get a driver’s license without taking a driving test at a Regional Transport Office (RTO). However, if you are a beginner, you will need to undergo training at any accredited driver training center to qualify for the requirement.Also Read – The Government is extending the validity of motor vehicle documents until this date. Check details
Notably, the new guidelines will come into effect from July 1. The ministry’s new rule will allow private driving schools to operate which have been approved by either the national transport authority or the central government. Read also – Driver’s license, vehicle registration validity extended until March 2021
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has stated in its notification that accreditation will be granted to centers that meet the criteria of space, driving track, IT and biometric system and deliver the training according to the prescribed curriculum. . Read also – Driving license, RC expires soon? Relaxation ends December 31 | Here’s how to apply for renewal online
The Centre’s move came in response to the high number of road accident fatalities that occur each year. With these new guidelines, the ministry aims to increase skills and train drivers.
What are the new guidelines?
- Training schools must renew their accreditation every five years.
- In addition, training centers for two-wheelers, three-wheelers and light motor vehicles must have at least one acre of land.
- The ministry said that for heavy vehicles, centers should have at least two acres of land.
- According to the new rule, the driving instructor must have passed class 12 and have 5 years of driving experience.
- Driving instructors must follow the teaching program and the course duration of 29 hours.
- In accordance with the rule, the driving course will be divided into 2 segments – practice and theory.
- In the practical segment, learners will spend 21 hours learning the basics of driving.
- The theoretical part constitutes 8 hours of the whole course.