Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has issued a draft notification regarding accreditation of driver training centres. In order to impart quality driver training to the citizens, the Ministry has proposed detailed requirements to be met and procedures to be followed by such centres. Further, the Ministry has also provided that, any individual on successful completion of driver training from such centers, will be exempted from the requirement of driving test while applying for a driving licence. The step will also help the transport industry to have specially trained drivers, which will improve their efficiency & reduce road accidents. The draft notification (vide GSR 57(E) dated 29 Jan 2021) has been uploaded on the Ministry’s website for public consultation, and will be formally issued after this stage.