Licensing of drivers; registration

  • Act/Rule/Legislation

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  • Initial Setup or Ongoing Maintenance

    Ongoing compliance requirement

  • Filing and Maintenance Requirements

    To comply with requirements regarding licensing of drivers and registration and insurance of motor vehicles.

  • Penalty

    Not available

  • Application Guidelines / Responsible Persons / Comments

    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
    LEARNER’S LICENCE
    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
    vehicle.
    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
    (Transport).
    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
    same.
    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
    test.
    OTHER DOCUMENTS:
    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
    required.
    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
    documents:
    o Valid Registration Certificate
    o Valid Insurance Certificate
    o Valid Pollution/Emission Test Certificate.