Citizens with gentle or medium color blindness can now get Driving Licence


New Delhi: Citizens with gentle to medium color blindness would now be capable of benefit from the thrill of driving because the Union Road Transport Ministry has modification this clause by a notification.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on Friday (June 26) has issued a notification for an modification  to the FORM 1 and FORM 1A of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989 for enabling the residents with gentle to medium color blindness in acquiring the Driving Licence, mentioned a authorities assertion. 

The Ministry has printed the GSR 401 (E) dated 24th June 2020 as social and facilitative regulation. 

“The Ministry has been taking many measures to enable divyangjan citizens to avail transport-related services and especially relating to the obtaining of the Driving Licence,” mentioned the assertion, including “The advisories issued in regard to facilitating driving licence to the divyangjan and further an advisory for people with monocular vision have been issued earlier.”   

The Ministry-led by Nitin Gadkari took this determination after receiving representations that the color blind residents should not in a position to have the driving licence made as restrictions by the necessities within the declaration about bodily health (FORM I) or the Medical certificates (FORM IA) makes it tough.

The Ministry took up this difficulty with the medical professional Institution and in addition sought their recommendation. The suggestions obtained have been to permit gentle to medium color blind residents to be allowed to drive and put restrictions solely on the extreme color blind residents from driving. 

“This is also allowed in other parts of the world. Accordingly, a draft notification was issued to seek comments and suggestions,” the ministry mentioned.