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Soon, no education criteria for driving licence: Govt

Soon, no education criteria for driving licence: Govt

New Delhi: The government has decided to do away with the requirement of minimum educational qualification for obtaining a driving licence to boost employment opportunities, the road transport ministry said Tuesday.

At present, under Rule 8 of the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989, a transport vehicle driver needs to have passed class 8.

The removal of the requirement will open up employment opportunities for a large number of unemployed persons, especially the youth, and the decision will also help meet the shortage of nearly 22 lakh drivers in transport and logistics sector, which is hindering its growth, the statement said.

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