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- 1 TRANSPORT MINISTER WILL SOON LAUNCH A NEW SYSTEM: STUDENTS IN DELHI WILL GET LICENSE ISSUED FROM COLLEGES
- 1.1 Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot is planning to give authority to the educational institutions to issue learners’ licenses and this system is expected to be launched by September. “More than 53% of those who took the learners’ license last year were in the age bracket of 18-24 years. Those between 25-35 years constituted 25% — the second highest. So, primarily students are the ones taking these licenses and authorizing educational institutes will revolutionize the system,” Gahlot said. The Transport Minister said that the project is being planned, according to the applications, as last year more than 53% persons who took license were in the age bracket of 18 – 24 years.
- 1.2 According to the plan, the students need to be above 18 and must score at least 6 out of 10 marks in the online test. The online test for license will be conducted by the colleges once a week in English as well as Hindi. “Students will be able to take the test either in English or Hindi. The test is just of 10 minutes and will have 10 objective type questions,” the officials were quoted as saying.
- 1.3 The project will be reviewed by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia this week. While the project will begin with the government’s polytechnic colleges, seven colleges under the Delhi government, there are plans to include nearly 88 colleges under Delhi University.
- 1.4 – By Prachi Agarwal