New Delhi, March 4: In a recent development, Transport Minister Satyendra Jain announced that Delhiites will have to take computer based driving test to get a driver’s licence. The move that aims to bring an end to human interface and eradicate alleged corruption from the regional transport offices. Regional Transport Offices were alleged to be the den of corruption, where people were brazenly asked for a bribe to get a driving license. However, the move will not only ensure a corruption-free process for granting driving licences but will also ensure more precision in mapping driving skills of the driver.
Satyendra Jain said that he has directed the (transport) department to work on the idea so that there is no human interface at the RTOs. The move is intended to eradicate alleged corruption from the regional transport offices (RTO).
“Planning to authorize educational institutions to issue Learner’s Driving licence to the students following online test. Give suggestions for reforms(sic),” Jain had tweeted on February 16.
Addressing a gathering, Jain said,”In Delhi, all driving test should be through a computer so that there is no human interface at the RTOs. I have directed transport department to work on it.”
However, the minister did not divulge details but said that while sitting in a car, a computer will automatically judge applicant’s driving skills during the test.
In India, there is a centre where such test is conducted, he also said.
Earlier this month, Jain had said that the Delhi government was mulling to authorize education institutes to issue learner’s driving licences to students by conducting the test online.