The MoRTH has been taking many measures to enable 'divyangjan' citizens to avail transport-related services and especially relating to the obtaining of the driving licence.
The MoRTH has been taking many measures to enable ‘divyangjan’ citizens to avail transportation-related products and services and particularly relating to the obtaining of the driving licence.

New Delhi: The government on Friday reported those people with mild to medium colour blindness can now acquire driving licence. The Highway Transportation and Highways Ministry has issued a notification in this regard for needed amendments in required varieties of motor car or truck norms.

“The Ministry of Highway Transportation and Highways (MoRTH) has issued a notification for modification to the Variety one and Variety 1A of the Central Motor Cars (CMV) Principles, 1989 for enabling the citizens with mild to medium colour blindness in obtaining the driving licence…,” the ministry reported in a statement.

The MoRTH has been taking many measures to enable ‘divyangjan’ citizens to avail transportation-related products and services and particularly relating to the obtaining of the driving licence, it reported.

The advisories, the statement reported, have been issued in this regard to aid driving licence to ‘divyangjan’ citizens. Even further, an advisory for individuals with monocular eyesight has also been issued, it reported.

“The ministry been given representations that the colour blind citizens are not able to have the driving licence made as limits by means of the needs in the declaration about bodily physical fitness (Variety one) or the clinical certificate (Variety 1A) can make it difficult,” the statement reported.

“The issue was taken up with clinical specialist establishment and guidance was sought. The suggestions been given have been to let mild to medium colour blind citizens to be authorized to travel and put limits only on the extreme colour blind citizens from driving,” the statement reported.

This is also authorized in other elements of the environment.

Earlier issuing a draft notification in March, the ministry had sought tips and responses from different statkeholders for an modification in Motor Car Principles for enabling these kinds of people today acquire driving licence.

“It was brought to the discover of the ministry that the colour blind citizens have been not being able to get the driving licence made though they are able to accomplish all functions correctly except from determining colors. The matter was sympathetically examined consulting the clinical professionals,” the ministry had reported previously.

It had been claimed that the citizens with selected diploma of colour blindness can be delivered with driving licence and this is being done in many nations of the environment, it had reported.

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