Govt to remove minimum educational qualification for driving licence

Category : India News
Updated On : June 19, 2019 02:22 AM
By Indian Times Daily

The government has decided to do away with the requirement of minimum educational qualification for obtaining driving licence to boost employment opportunities. The decision will also help meet shortage of nearly 22 lakh drivers in transport and logistics sector, which is hindering its growth. 

          At present, under Rule 8 of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, a transport vehicle driver needs to have passed Class 8.

          “In a move to benefit skilled persons from economically underprivileged sections of the society, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has decided to remove the requirement of minimum educational qualification for driving a transport vehicle,” according to an official statement.

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