December 26, Suraj Chauhan : Online computer evaluation of knowledge of rules under Motor Vehicle Act (MVA) for the applicants of learners’ license in Registration and Licensing Authority (RLA) Office (SDM) Hamirpur has been begun today. A meeting under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary, Transport was held at Shimla today in which officers of Transport and IT departments participated.
The system has been developed by the IT Department, Himachal Pradesh and it provides the facility of evaluating the knowledge under Motor Vehicle Act of the applicant through a databank of about 500 multiple choice questions. These questions have been developed for testing the knowledge of applicant on the traffic rules and regulations and traffic signs.
Ten questions are generated randomly from the databank from each applicant and learner’s license is awarded to those applicants who answer minimum 60% questions correctly i.e. six out of ten. This system also has the facility for educating the people in traffic rules and traffic signals as the information is scrolled on touch screen kiosks. The system is hoped to create awareness amongst the new vehicle drivers and will help in reducing the road mishaps.
During the meeting it was decided that in order to test the system and eliminate any deficiencies a pilot run would be carried out in the RLA/SDM Office Hamirpur for one month. Accordingly the system is on for test in the RLA/SDM Office, Hamirpur today and 10 applicants were tested through this computer based system successfully. All these applicants have appreciated this initiative taken by the State Government. The system will be implemented in all the RLA offices in the State subsequently.