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This Blog includes –

  1. Obtain a Driving Licence

  2. Learner Licence

  3. Permanent Licence

  4. International Driving Licence

  5. Services from EasyGov

  6. Recommendations from EasyGov

  7. Related Links

A Driving Licence is an official document certifying that the holder is suitably qualified to drive a motor vehicle or vehicles. Under the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 in India, no person can drive a motor vehicle in any public place unless he holds a valid Driving Licence issued to him, authorizing him to drive a vehicle of that particular category.

Driving licences in India are mainly issued by individual states via their “Regional Transport Authorities/Offices” (RTA/RTO). The common “All India Permit” allows the licensee to drive throughout the country. In India, two kinds of Driving Licences are issued: Learner’s Licence and Permanent Licence. Learner’s Licence is valid only for six months. Permanent Licence can be availed only after the expiry of one month from the date of issuance of the Learner’s Licence.

  1. OBTAIN A DRIVING LICENCE

1.1 Learner’s Licence A Learner’s Licence is essential for obtaining a Permanent Licence. The eligibility for obtaining a Learner’s Licence for a private motor vehicle for a vehicle of 50 CC engine capacity and without any gear, is 16 years (if the applicant’s parents or guardians give their consent). The minimum age to apply for a permanent licence to drive a private motor vehicle is 18 years. A person who is at least 20 years old and possesses a Learner’s License can obtain a Licence for driving a commercial vehicle. Also, one has to be conversant with the traffic rules and regulations in all the cases. You will need to apply in the prescribed format to the Local Transport Office in your region, along with your passport-sized photographs, proof of your age and residence, declaration of medical fitness and the required fee. After verification of your documents, you will have to go through the Learner’s Test. Usually a handbook of traffic rules, signs and regulations is provided with the application form. On passing the Learner’s Test, you will be issued a Learner’s Licence. If you fail the test, you will be given a chance to take the test again. The applicant has to go in person to the nearest Transport Zonal Office as per his/her address details.

Eligibility for obtaining a Learner’s Licence

  1. for driving a vehicle With Gear: 18 years

  2. for driving a vehicle Without Gear: 16 year

  3. Conversant with Traffic rules & regulations

Documents required for Learner’s Licence

  1. 3 copies of applicant’s recent passport size photograph

  2. Proof of residence (Original and 1 self-attested photocopy)

  3. Proof of Age (Original and 1 self-attested photocopy)

  4. Proof of Citizenship

Prescribed Fee for Learner’s License

  1. Rs.30 (for Normal Category) to Rs.90 depending on the Category.

Applicant needs to fill the following forms

  1. Application-Cum-Declaration for Physical Fitness

  2. Form Of Application For The Grant Or Renewal Of Leaner’s Licence

  3. He/she has to get the original documents and forms verified by the authority.

  4. Applicant needs to sit for the Learner Test –

  5. Test includes 10 multiple objective type questions

  6. Duration: 10 minutes

  7. Topics: Road signs, Traffic rules & Regulations

  8. Minimum marks to qualify: 6

On qualifying the Learner Computerized Test, the applicant is issued a Learning License by the concerned authority. Thereafter, the learner can drive a motor of the same category (as applied) with a person who has been issued a permanent license. The learner must use a red coloured alphabet “L” on his/her vehicle to ensure safety for pedestrians.

In case the applicant is unable to quality, he/she can take up the test again after a period of 7 days. The learner can apply for a permanent license after a minimum of 30 days from the date of issuing learning license.

1.2 Permanent Licence

After 30 days and before 6 Months you can apply for permanent driving licence. You need to be able to drive perfectly and should know traffic rules and signs before this.

For this you need to bring your vehicle to Driving Licence Test center. You need to drive the vehicle in front of driving licence authority. You need to bring Learner’s licence to center for applying for permanent driving licence. On passing the test, you will be issued a Permanent Driving Licence.

  1. INTERNATIONAL DRIVING LICENCE

The motor licensing authority also issues International Driving Licence to the citizens of India. Application for the International Driving Licence can be made to the licensing authority having jurisdiction over the area in which the holder of the driving licence ordinarily resides or carries on business, along with relevant documents. Citizens of India may drive in foreign countries with an International Driving Licence, which has the maximum validity of one year. Citizens are required to get their licence from the country they’re visiting within one year period. Following documents are to be produced at the time of applying for an International Driving Permit:-

  1. Valid driving licence

  2. Attested copy of address proof

  3. Attested copy of Birth Certificate

  4. Valid passport

  5. Valid Visa

  6. Required Fees

  7. Two passport size photograph.

  8. DRIVING LICENCE SERVICES FROM EASYGOV

EasyGov simplifies your process of Driving Licence Service. Hare some things where EasyGov can help and guide you better and make it more convenient for you. Just Log on to easygov.co.in and get your Driving Licence today.

  1. Save effort in research – Before Appling for any government service, one needs to spend a lot of time in researching about the particular service on several Blogs and websites and reading various articles, Save the research time and leave it on to us

  2. Save time in applying for Driving Licence – EasyGov forms is 25% shorter than Driving Licence forms of RTO that save your lot of effort and time in filling up this form. No need to fill lengthy and complex government forms – EasyGov does it on your behalf

  3. Comfort of Executive assistant – Need someone to work as Executive assistant for fixing up an appointment for taking Written Test or schedule an appointment for Driving Test on preferred date for visit to RTO office.

  4. Expert Friend – We know all possible cases of failure and success and will help you to get right application in first attempt. EasyGov is transparent and honest in providing suggestions to customer. Customer satisfaction is our Forte.

RECOMMENDATIONS FROM EASYGOV TO GOVERNMENT – TO MAKE SERVICE BETTER

Driving Licence Service needs to be tremendously improved by the government. EasyGov would like to give several recommendations for faster and more convenient delivery of service to Citizens –

  1. Written Test makes difficult for Uneducated People – It is quite a possibility that a person drives flawlessly but is not educated to give a written test, thus it makes impossible for an uneducated person to clear this test and he often falls prey to corruption in order to get Driving Licence. To overcome this problem – Driving signs must be in the form of pictures only and not in written format. Government must provide the oral test facility for uneducated persons. This may cost some extra money as government has to keep employee for oral test. Candidate should be given flexibility to choose the type of test

  2. Remove proof of address requirement Proof of Address requirement should be removed, it is redundant and is not required. Authorities must trust the address provided by applicant. ID proof should suffice the requirement to establish his Identity for issuing a Driving Licence

Sometimes it becomes difficult for citizens to provide a current proof of address since a person might have changed his location/residence several times. Our Blog on Problem with Address Proof in India – http://easygovindia.blogspot.in/2015/11/do-we-really-need-verified-proof-of.html

  1. RELATED LINKS

  2. Apply for Driving Licence with EasyGov

  3. Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

  4. National Road Safety Policy

  5. RTO Districts in India

  6. List of RTO in a State – Find RTO in your State/City

  7. Fill Applications online for Learner Licence/Permanent Licence

  8. Download Forms

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