• Tue. Nov 29th, 2022

The center standardizes the process of issuing the international driving permit. Details here

ByElla E. Kidwell

Aug 29, 2022

The central government has standardized the process for issuing international driving permits across the country in accordance with the Convention on International Road Traffic of 1949.

“India, being a signatory to the Convention on International Road Traffic, 1949 (Geneva Convention), is bound to issue an International Driving Permit (IDP) as provided by this Convention, for the acceptance thereof on a reciprocal basis with other countries,” the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said.

Currently, the format, size, pattern, color, etc. IDPs issued differ from state to state in India. For this reason, many citizens face difficulties with their respective IDPs in foreign countries.

However, the ministry said in a notification that the provision for QR codes to link international driver’s licenses to the driver’s license has also been made.

“The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways issued a notification on August 26, 2022, for greater facilitation of citizens in the issue of internally displaced people across the country.

“Now through this amendment, the format, size, color, etc. of the IDP have been standardized for issuance across India, and in line with the Geneva Convention,” he said. .

According to the notification, a comparison of vehicle categories in various Motor Vehicle Conventions and Central Rules 1989 has also been added to facilitate the task of regulators.

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