Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
27-August-2012 15:59 IST
Issue of Driving Licences to Differently Abled Persons
The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2012 to amend the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, which is presently pending for consideration in Lok Sabha, seeks to insert a new Section (3A) in the said Act so as to introduce a definition of ‘Carriage for persons with disability’. The Bill also seeks to substitute the existing sub-section (2) of section 10 of the Act to provide that a learner’s licence or a driving licence shall also be expressed as entitling the holder to drive a carriage for persons with disability.

Driving licences are issued by the licensing authorities of the States/Union Territories. Data regarding issue of driving licence to persons with amputated left hand wrist, if any, is not available with the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.

This information was given by the Minister of State of Road Transport and Highways, Dr. Tushar. A.Choudhary, in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

Sanjay Kumar/kd