An IDP is required under the Convention on International Road Traffic of 1949.
All states across India will now follow a standard process for issuing International Driving Permit (IDP).
Until recently, the IDP issued by the states used to differ in format, size, pattern, colour and other parameters. This was causing difficulties to citizens in foreign countries as there was no uniformity in IDPs issued in India. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways now has a mechanism in place that will facilitate states to issue a standard IDP.
The government has also made a provision for a QR Code, linking the IDP with the Driving License. A comparison of vehicle categories across Conventions and Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989 has been added, along with helpline numbers and email.
An IDP is required under the Convention on International Road Traffic of 1949 (Geneva Convention).
Source: Economic Times