Necessity of driving license.
No person shall drive any Motor Vehicle and no owner of Motor Vehicle shall cause
or permit the vehicle to be driven in any public place or any other place, unless
the vehicle is Registered in accordance with Chapter IV of the MV Act,1988.
Age limit in connection with driving of motor vehicles.
No person under the age of eighteen years shall drive a motor vehicle in any public
Provided that a motor cycle with engine capacity not exceeding 50 cc can be driven
in a public place by a person after attaining the age of sixteen years.
No person under the age of 20 yrs. Shall drive a transport vehicle in any public
An applicant for the grant of a non transport vehicle driving license under the
age of 50 years do not require a medical certificate. However, those applicants
who are over 50 yrs. of age must produce a medical certificate in Form – 1A.
All applicants for the grant of driving license to drive transport vehicle are required
to produce a medical certificate
Procedure for obtaining learner’s license
An application for the grant or renewal of a learner’s license shall be made in
Form 2 alongwith the following documents:-
- Medical Certificate in Form No. 1-A or declaration in Form 1, as the case may be
- Three copies of the applicant’s, recent Passport size Photograph
- Fee of Rs. 30/- for each class of vehicle
- In the case of application for medium goods vehicle, a medium passenger motor vehicle,
a heavy goods vehicle, or a heavy passenger vehicle, the driving license for Light
Motor Vehicle held by the applicant.
Every applicant for a learner’s license is required to present himself before the
licensing authority for preliminary test
Validity of learner’s license
Learner’s license issued by licensing authority shall be valid for 6 months.
Procedure for obtaining driving license.
An application for a driving license shall be made in Form 4 along with following
- An effective learner’s license.
- Fee of Rs. 50.00 per class.
- Rs. 200.00 (Smart Card Fees) .
- Three copies of the applicant’s recent [passport size photograph]
Every applicant shall have to pass driving test/ physical competence test to be
conducted by licensing authority on a vehicle of the type he has applied for .
Validity of driving license
License to drive a transport vehicle be effective for a period of three years from
the date of its issue.
An authorization of license to drive a transport vehicle carrying goods of dangerous
or Hazardous nature be effective for one year and renewal thereof subject to the
condition that the driver must undergoes one day refresher course of the prescribed
A license to drive a non transport vehicle shall be effective for a period of 20
yrs. from the date of issue or renewal or the holder attains the age of 50 yrs.,
whichever is earlier, after that the license is renewable for 5 yrs.