Taxi Driver

Cab Driver

Minimum ? 5th

Certified training for Chauffeur (programme aligned to ASC/Q 9712 released by Automotive Skills Development Council)

0 years if ASDC Driver Level 3 certificate holder1-2 years? experience in driving a four wheeler vehicle

The tasks a Chauffeur is expected to perform include: Driving an owner/customer from one place to another within the city or out station

Maintaining the vehicle in a proper condition

Familiarity with road safety laws

Familiarity with the procedure for basic technical check-up of vehicles

Knowledge of route planning

Knowledge of routes within a city

Knowledge of car maintenance and hygiene

Familiarity with both automatic and manual gear vehicles

Excellent driving skills

Training in ASDC LMV Driver Level 3 module

Training in the laws and regulations related to road use and safety, GPS/navigation system

Training in stress management

Polite and calm composure




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?No

This job is considered mildly dangerous or hazardous

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

Health risks include accidents, long working hours etc.

For freshers -INR8,000 toINR10,000 per month

For candidates with 2-4 years of experience or more -INR13,000 toINR15,000 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 a 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 60 to 70%). This means there will be an increase in job opportunities for Chauffeurs.



Private companies


Travel agencies

Cities across India

Will be updated

Institute of Chauffeur Services

Aravali Institute of Safe Driving Pvt. Ltd

Institute of Road Safety & Fleet Management

A GCS Group Venture

Driving schools across the country

Will be updated