An appropriate driving License is a legal requirement for operating any motor vehicle. A driver’s license which is issued by the competent authority of any State/Union territory is valid throughout the Indian Union.
Any person who wishes to drive a motor vehicle has to first obtain a learner’s license for the purpose of learning. The person must then be tested before a permanent license is granted. A person should not be less than 20 years of age if he wants to learn to drive a transport vehicle.
A learner’s license is valid only for a period of six months. If the driving test for a permanent license is not passed during this period, a fresh learner’s license needs to be obtained .
A person who holds a learner’s license is permitted to drive only if he is accompanied by a duly licensed driver who is sitting in a position from where he can control the vehicle and bring it to a stop if required. The vehicle must display ‘L’ painted signs, both in the front and the rear end of the vehicle.
A person holding a learner’s license for a motorcycle is not permitted to carry any pillion-rider except the person who is required to be present for imparting instructions and ensuring safety (as mentioned above).
A Permanent license of the appropriate class will be granted after the successful completion of a driving test conducted by the RTO. The test for the issue of the Permanent license is conducted after a minimum of 30 days from the date of issue of the learner’s license. In case of failure, a retest can be requested but not before a period of 7 days.
The application for renewal must be accompanied by :
If the original is defaced or lost, a duplicate license can be issued on the production of :