Driving licence tests to be videographed
Those going for their driving licence test, remember, that your performance — brilliant or dismal — will now have a permanent record. The Delhi government is soon going to start video-recording the practical tests for issuing licence to unskilled drivers, both for commercial and private vehicle use.
The decision was taken recently after a Bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Harishankar asked the government why cannot they consider videographing the tests. The Bench had asked the Delhi government to check the feasibility of the proposal, directing them to file a status report by November 20 Appearing for the Delhi government, its counsel Satyakam informed the Delhi High Court (HC) on Friday that the department of Transport of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has taken a decision in this regard.
“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,” Satyakam said.
He further said CCTV cameras have already been installed for indoor tests and now videographers will be placed. The court was hearing a petition filed by a social activist, who had alleged that corrupt officials in the Transport Department issued licences without proper testing, endangering the lives of citizens.