Delhi Govt. launched a scheme on August 18 that empowers institution heads to issue learner’s driving licence which aims to provide learner’s driving licences to more than 2 lakh students of 18 years and above age every year.
Delhi has joined Maharashtra and Punjab by taking this initiative on Saturday. On a trial basis, driving licenses to students of four colleges and institutes were issued in the city on Saturday.
- GB Pant Institute of Technology
- ITI Pusa
- Acharya Narendra Dev College
- Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies
“The scheme will be expanded to other academic centres after a successful run at the four institutions,” a Delhi Transport department official said to the PTI.
“It is a historic achievement for Delhi. Only Punjab and Maharashtra have done it so far,” he added.
Execution of the scheme:
- Two students each at Acharya Narendra Dev College and ITI Pusa took the learner’s test and passed on an inaugural day.
- There were also 5-6 other applicants but their documents were not complete.
- The tests at GB Pant and Shaheed Sukhdev will be conducted next week as admission process is on there.
- The principals and directors of the concerned institutions have been empowered as licensing authorities as per Motor Vehicle Act provision, through a Transport department notification on August 13.
The official said that the scheme will gradually cover all state universities and institutions, Delhi University colleges as well as polytechnic and ITIs of the Delhi government.