Mild to medium colour blind people can now obtain driving licence, Auto News, ET Auto
New Delhi: The government on Friday stated those with gentle to medium color blindness can now obtain driving licence. The Road Transport and Highways Ministry has issued a notification in this regard for needed amendments in demanded types of motor car or truck norms.
“The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued a notification for amendment to the Sort one and Sort 1A of the Central Motor Motor vehicles (CMV) Rules, 1989 for enabling the citizens with gentle to medium color blindness in getting the driving licence…,” the ministry stated in a assertion.
The MoRTH has been having many measures to permit ‘divyangjan’ citizens to avail transportation-relevant solutions and particularly relating to the getting of the driving licence, it stated.
The advisories, the assertion stated, have been issued in this regard to aid driving licence to ‘divyangjan’ citizens. Further, an advisory for persons with monocular eyesight has also been issued, it stated.
“The ministry received representations that the color blind citizens are not equipped to have the driving licence created as constraints via the necessities in the declaration about bodily health and fitness (Sort one) or the clinical certificate (Sort 1A) makes it difficult,” the assertion stated.
Men and women with Mild to Medium color Blindness to be allowed to travel and amendment to the Sort one and Sort 1A of the Central Motor Motor vehicles Rules 1989 has been released. Now, they can use for driving license. @TCGEHLOT
— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) June 26, 2020
“The situation was taken up with clinical skilled establishment and guidance was sought. The tips received were being to allow for gentle to medium color blind citizens to be allowed to travel and place constraints only on the severe color blind citizens from driving,” the assertion stated.
This is also allowed in other areas of the globe.
Earlier issuing a draft notification in March, the ministry had sought strategies and reviews from a variety of statkeholders for an amendment in Motor Car Rules for enabling this kind of people obtain driving licence.
“It was introduced to the recognize of the ministry that the color blind citizens were being not staying equipped to get the driving licence created though they are equipped to conduct all features thoroughly other than from identifying colors. The make any difference was sympathetically examined consulting the clinical authorities,” the ministry had stated earlier.
It had been reported that the citizens with selected degree of color blindness can be furnished with driving licence and this is staying carried out in many international locations of the globe, it had stated.
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