Rajasthan Transport Authorities Cancel Dead Man's Driving License
The transport department in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan cancelled the driving the licence of a man, who died eight years ago. This comes as another shocking incident after the implementation of the new Motor Vehicle Act.
The man, under whose name the letter has been issued, is identified as Rajendra Kasera, who reportedly died on September 2011. Rajendra Kasera was a utensil seller in Jhalawar and never owned anything except a two-wheeler. The family of Rajendra Kasera received the letter on September 11, in which Kasera was called to the office of the transport department for the process of cancellation of his license.
The charges against Kasera were of rash driving and driving without wearing the seat belt. The letter mentioned the driving license number of the deceased and the charges against him. However, Rajendra never owned anything except a two-wheeler as per a Mirror Now report.
Terminate Driving Licences Of Illiterate People
In May 2019, the Rajasthan High Court ordered the state transport department to withdraw the driving licence of an illiterate man. The court said that the uneducated man holding a license is a menace to the pedestrians.
The order was passed by Justice Sanjeev Prakash Sharma of the Rajasthan High Court. The court had also asked the transport department to withdraw licences of all other illiterate people.
The court had observed, “Licence cannot be issued for driving any vehicle to an illiterate person as he is virtually a menace for the pedestrians. He would not be in a position to understand road signs and notices of caution written on boards for human safety on the highways as well as on the roads in the cities.”
However, in July, a Division Bench of the Rajasthan High Court passed a stay order on the cancellation of driving licences of uneducated persons in a writ appeal filed by a victim – Deepak Singh. But at the same time, the court observed that an illiterate driver is virtually a menace for pedestrians.