New Delhi, September 16: The Delhi government has decided to record videos of driving tests for vehicular licences–both private and commercial. The Kejriwal dispensation has informed the Delhi high court that CCTV cameras have already been installed for indoor tests and videographers will be arranged for indoor driving tests.
According to DNA, Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Harishankar had asked the government why it couldn’t video-record the tests. The court had asked the government to furnish a status report by November 20.
Delhi government lawyer Satyakam informed the high court that the government had taken a decision in this regard two-three days ago.
“The suggestion had come from the court in April this year when Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Harishankar advised the department to videograph the tests. Following this, the decision was taken just two-three days ago,” DNA reported.
The court was hearing a petition that the transport officials issue licences without a proper driving exam, endangering lives of citizens. The petition had claimed that over 60 license holders did not submit proper documents and didn’t have any training before acquiring driving licences.
Meanwhile, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the government will make it mandatory to link Aadhaar with driving licence to avoid multiple driving licences being issued to individuals.
Prasad said: “I have already had a word with Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari in this regard and the process to link Aadhaar with driving licences would be set in motion soon. Aadhaar is a safe and secure tool for good governance and empowerment.”