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THE PLAN The gov­ern­ment’s plan is to

amend the Mo­tor Ve­hi­cles (MV) Act to in­tro­duce a pro­vi­sion to charge the par­ents of ju­ve­nile driv­ers in­volved in crashes and send the er­rant mi­nors to do com­mu­nity ser­vice

CRU­CIAL MEET The road trans­port min­istry is

likely to dis­cuss the pro­posal at a meet­ing of state trans­port sec­re­taries on April 22

WHAT NEXT? The quan­tum of

pun­ish­ment for par­ents and the du­ra­tion of com­mu­nity ser­vice for er­rant mi­nors will be worked out after con­sult­ing the states

CUR­RENT RULES Ex­ist­ing pro­vi­sions un­der the

MV Act pe­nalise the owner or per­son in charge of the ve­hi­cle for al­low­ing an unau­tho­rised per­son such as a mi­nor or some­one with­out a driver’s li­cence to drive. The of­fence car­ries a max­i­mum fine of Rs 1,000 and jail for three months or both

WHY THE MOVE The govt’s

push comes after a Class 12 stu­dent in Delhi mowed down a man with his fa­ther’s Mercedes.

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