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Colleges could soon issue learner's license to students

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Government has proposed to assign heads of educational Institutions as the licencing authority for issuance of learning licence to students in the city.
Delhi Transport minister Kailash Gahlot on Wednesday chaired a meeting with officials of his department, where he drafted the proposal.
With the new rule, students would get there learning license from their educational institutions itself.
The Department will decide how many colleges will be allowed under this proposal.
Gahlot asserted that the government wants to include a majority of the city's colleges in this list.
He also said that the college's principal would be the authority to issue these licenses and the government will create a different online portal where the students can apply for the learning licenses.
The aim of this initiative reportedly is to make the licensing system hassle-free for students.
After finalising the proposal, the Transport minister will discuss the matter with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and later present it to the Delhi Cabinet.
According to sources, the Transport department has received several complaints from students on the issue of learning license and accordingly decided to work on the matter.
Earlier, in Delhi University, the practice of issuing learning licenses was in prominent use.
This used to be practice until a few years earlier, but was later discontinued.
Officials said that this new initiative will help a large number of students and also decrease the pressure on the Transport department.
The Department will formulate the system in such a way that the pressure on the principals does not increase.
The Department will also decide on separate staffs, who will monitor the whole processes.
Officials said that they aim to formulate the entire plan by the end of this year, so that from the next year the process would start.
There is also possibility that in the upcoming winter session of the Legislative Assembly, this issue will be discussed.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, resolution asking the Centre to stop the proposed hike in Delhi Metro fares was introduced in the Delhi Assembly by the minister.
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