Driv­ing li­cence tests to be videographed

DNA (Delhi) - - DELHI - Richa Banka richa.banka@dnain­dia.net

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.

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