Licensing of drivers; registration
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To comply with requirements regarding licensing of drivers and registration and insurance of motor vehicles.
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Only a person holding a valid DRIVING LICENCE issued by a licensing authority is allowed
to drive a motor vehicle in any public place anywhere in India. Such person is entitled to
drive the vehicle belonging to the particular class of vehicle which is mentioned in his/her
driving licence. Procedure for issuance of Permanent Driving Licence is prescribed under
Rule 14 of CMV Rules, 1989. The applicant shall apply for same on Form 4 to the MLO.
1. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
o Applicant should be in possession of a valid learner’s licence for the
particular class of vehicle for which he has sought the licence.
FOR NON TRANSPORT(PRIVATE) VEHICLE
o The minimum age of the applicant should be 16 years in case of 50 cc motor
cycle without gear and 18 years in case of motor cycle with gear or light motor
o In case of applicant between 16 to 18 years, the consent/declaration of the
parents has to be given before the licensing authority.
o In case of applicant above 50 years of age, applicant shall submit CMV Form-1
(with passport size photo affixed) issued by a registered medical practitioner with
validity for 1 year only.
FOR TRANSPORT(COMMERCIAL) VEHICLE
o The minimum age of the applicant should be 20 years in case of autorickshaw,
taxi, goods vehicle, bus etc.
o The minimum educational qualification requirement is that the applicant should
have cleared class 8 at school level.
o Driving Experience:
a. One year driving experience of Light Motor Vehicle (LMV) (NonTransport)
for issuance of LMV (Transport).
b. One year driving experience of LMV (Transport) for issuance of HTV
o CMV Form-1A (with passport size photo affixed) issued by a registered medical
practitioner with validity for 1 year only.
o A training certificate issued by the registered driving school/training
establishment for Transport vehicles.
2. DOCUMENTS REQUIRED: Please bring the original and a photocopy of the
PHOTOGRAPHS: Three recent passport size photographs.
VALID LEARNER’S LICENCE: Learner’s license which is issued by an
authorized licencing authority which is effective as on the date of
application for driving licence as well as on the date of the competency
a. In case learner’s licence is issued by same zonal office and there
is no change in personal particulars then no other document is
b. In case learner’s licence is issued by other zonal office or there is
change in personal particulars then all the concerned documents
(as mentioned for issuance of learner’s licence) are required.
VEHICLE: Vehicle from the class for which driving licence has been
applied must be brought for the driving test alongwith the following
o Valid Registration Certificate
o Valid Insurance Certificate
o Valid Pollution/Emission Test Certificate.