<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Those going for their driving licence test, remember, that your performance — brilliant or dismal — will now have a permanent record. The Delhi government is soon going to start video-recording the practical tests for issuing licence to unskilled drivers, both for commercial and private vehicle use.The decision was taken recently after a Bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Harishankar asked the government why cannot they consider videographing the tests. The Bench had asked the Delhi government to check the feasibility of the proposal, directing them to file a status report by November 20Appearing for the Delhi government, its counsel Satyakam informed the Delhi High Court (HC) on Friday that the department of Transport of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has taken a decision in this regard.”The suggestion had come from the court in April this year, when Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Harishankar advised the department to videograph the tests. Following this, the decision was taken just two-three days ago,” Satyakam said.He further said CCTV cameras have already been installed for indoor tests and now videographers will be placed.The court was hearing a petition filed by a social activist, who had alleged that corrupt officials in the Transport Department issued licences without proper testing, endangering the lives of citizens.According to the data released by the Delhi Traffic police, the national Capital witnessed as many as 284 fatal accidents between January 1 and March 28, this year. In 2016, 1,548 fatal accidents took place, in which 1,591 persons were killed. In 2015, 1,582 fatal accidents took place, in which 1,622 persons were killed.”The training centres in the Capital are being informed about the decision,” Satyakam said. The plea also claimed that more than 60 licencees did not submit proper documents and did not receive any training to drive commercial vehicles, violating a mandatory clause to obtain the licence.
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