Auto Driver

Rickshaw Driver

Minimum ? 8th

Certified training for Auto Rickshaw Driver (programme aligned to ASC/Q 9713 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)

No experience if ASDC Driver Level 3 certificate holder or 6 months of driving a Light Motor Vehicle (LMV)

The task an Auto Rickshaw Driver is expected to perform includes:

Driving customers from one place to another

Familiarity with road safety laws

Familiarity with troubleshooting techniques for technical problems like wheel change, etc.

Knowledge of route planning

Familiarity with traffic regulations

Excellent driving skills

Training in ASDC Driver Level 3 module and ASDC Automotive Service Technician 2 & 3 Wheeler Level 3

Training in laws and regulations related to road use and safety

Training in stress management

Good communication skills

Multi-tasking skills


Calm and composed




It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working is 11/12 hours a day for 6/7 days a week

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Yes

One may develop occupational hazards like risk of accidents, fatigue, body ache, injuries, stress, etc.

Health risks include exposure to heat, dust, pollution, etc.

For freshers ? INR8,000 toINR10,000 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Size of Automotive Sector in India

The cumulative Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow into the Indian automobile industry during the period April 2000 ? August 2014 was recorded at US$ 10,119.68 million, as per data by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP). This industry accounts for 22 per cent of the country's manufacturing Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Future Trends of Automotive Sector in India

The future of the auto industry depends on the positive sentiments and the demand for vehicles in the market. The Indian auto sector will see a rise in demand which is expected to bring in major growth. An auto dealer survey by the firm UBS suggested that the Indian auto industry, riding on trends like the upcoming festival season and the decline in fuel price, will observe a 12 per cent y-o-y growth in FY15. The Automobile Mission Plan for the period 2006?2016, designed by the government, is aimed at accelerating and sustaining growth in this sector.

Employment Scenario of Automotive Sector

With 6.7% contribution to India?s GDP, the automobile industry is one of the key manufacturing sectors in India. India is currently the sixth largest passenger car producer in the world with an annual turnover of around 55 billion USD in FY 2013 and employs around 18.5 million people (directly and indirectly). Direct employment includes personnel working with automobile OEMs and auto component manufacturers (about 30% to 40%). Indirect employment includes personnel working in enabling industries such as vehicle finance and insurance, vehicle repair, vehicle service stations, vehicle maintenance, vehicle and component dealers, drivers, cleaners, etc. (about 60to 70%). This means there will be an increase in job opportunities for Auto Rickshaw Drivers.


Cities across India

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Institute of Driving & Traffic Research

Institute of Road Traffic Education

Nitin Motor Driving School

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