MoRTH accredited training centres to do away with requirements for RTO test

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 12 Jun 2021


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The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has notified rules mandatory for accredited Drivers Training Centres that will come into effect from July 1, 2021. The ministry says this will help in imparting proper training and knowledge to candidates who enroll at authorised centres.

The eligible centre needs to be equipped with simulators and dedicated driving test track to provide high-quality training to candidates. Remedial and refresher courses, as per the requirements under Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, will be available at these centres.

Candidates who successfully pass the test at these centres, will be exempted from taking the driving test at the time of applying for driving license, which is currently being taken at the Regional Transport Office (RTO). This will help the drivers in getting the driving license after completing training from such accredited driving training centres.

Furthermore, the accredited centres will be allowed to provide industry-specific specialised training as well.

MoRTH states that shortage of skilled drivers is one of the major issues in the Indian roadways sector and a large number of road accidents occur due to lack of knowledge of road regulations.