Latest Updates about License or vehicle related matters:
1. Introduction of BH-series for vehicle owners who shift from one state to another, by MoRTH
The MoRTH (Ministry of Road Transport and Highways) on 28.08.21 has introduced a new registration mark for new vehicles – Bharat series (BH-series) for the vehicle owners, who shift from one state to another.
Format of BH registration is – YY BH 4444 XX, in which YY is the year of 1st registration BH, then 4 number code from 0000 to 9999 and then XX is the alphabet from AA to ZZ.
This Bharat series (BH-series) facility will be available on voluntary basis to Defence personnel, employees of Central & State Govt; Central & State PSUs; and private sector companies having their offices in 4 or more States/UTs.
It is the solution of long pending problem of re-registration process from one state to another state in India. Currently, a person has to re-register the vehicle within 12 months after transfer to new state, as per the MV Act, 1988. These are the following important points from this proposal,
- This re-registration proposal is only for Private vehicles, not for commercial vehicles.
- Under the new scheme, on pilot test mode, the allocation would be marked as “BH” series.
- This scheme will be available to personnel of Defence, Central Govt., State Govt., Central PSUs, State PSUs and Private sector Companies, organizations, which have their offices in 4 or more States/UTs.
- The motor vehicle tax will be levied for 2 years or in multiple of 2 (4, 8, 10, 12, 14), for 14 years. Then after 14 years, motor vehicle tax will be levied annually at half rates.
- Presently motor vehicle tax is charged for 15 years initially. When he is transferred to another state after some years, then again he has to pay the road tax for remaining years out of 15 years. And, he has to ask for refund this road tax amount for the same period from parent state.
2. Government (MoRTH) has extended the driving licence, RC and other permits up to 30.09.21.
The Transport ministry of India has extended the validity of RTO related documents and vehicle related documents like driving license, Registration, Permit of all types and fitness certificates till 30th September 2021 in view of the COVID-19 situation.
3. Jharkhand Government has extended the expired or expiring driving licence (16.04.21):
Jharkhand Government has extended the expired or expiring driving licence, learning license and other vehicular documents or certificates due to covid-19 situation. The transport department has issued a circular dated 16th April 2021, which states these:
- The process of issuing Learner License and Driving License has been stopped with immediate effect.
- The Learner License and Driving License which have been expired or expiring will remain valid.
- The person who has been allotted the time slots for Learner License and Driving License, will be given new dates later.
Online application process for driving license in India
For license of 2-wheelers, 4-wheelers or heavy motor vehicles in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and other cities of India, one needs to apply online only. Previously, RTOs were used to apply physically by filling form and all. Now, all this formalities of form filling, documents required and payment are done via online. Only you have to go for computer test and driving skill test of your vehicle.
For car, bike or heavy vehicles, if you want to make online driving license in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and other cities of India, first you have to get Learning license by giving computer test, then after one month, driving skill test is conducted upon passing you will receive Driving License within 30 days by nearest post office at your address.
But, how to apply online for driving license in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and other cities of India? So, here are the things in details like how, where and what to do?
In a RTO of your state, you may apply online and take appointment for the following services:
- New driving license – Apply online for new driving license
- Learner licence – Apply online for Learner licence
- DL Renewal – Apply online for DL Renewal
- Duplicate DL – Apply online for Duplicate DL
- Change of address – Apply online for change of address
- IDP-International driving permit – Apply online for IDP-International driving permit
- Update Mobile number – You can Update your Mobile number
- Add class of vehicles to your application
- DL search – Search any DL based on DL no., Name, Issued date, blood group etc.
- Date of Birth change in DL
- Name Correction in DL
- Biometrics change in DL
- Application status of applied services in RTO
Contactless RTO services through online portal by Aadhaar authentication method:
On 3rd March, 2021, the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways has issued a notification through ‘The Gazette of India (CG-DL-E-03032021-225616)’ about the Contactless RTO services through online portal by Aadhaar authentication method. The contactless services for which a citizen requires to undergo Aadhaar authentication are as under: –
|Serial Number||The contactless services list through online portal by adhaar authentication|
|b||Renewal of Driving License for which test of competence to drive is not required|
|c||Duplicate Driving License|
|d||Change of Address in Driving License and Certificate of Registration|
|e||Issue of International Driving Permit|
|f||Surrender of Class of Vehicle from License|
|g||Application for Temporary Registration of motor vehicle|
|h||Application for Registration of motor vehicle with fully built body|
|i||Application for issue of duplicate Certificate of Registration|
|j||Application for Grant of NOC for Certificate of Registration|
|k||Notice of Transfer of Ownership of motor vehicle|
|l||Application for Transfer of Ownership of motor vehicle|
|m||Intimation of Change of Address in Certificate of Registration|
|n||Application for registration for driver training from Accredited Driver training centre.|
|o||Application for registration of motor vehicle of Diplomatic Officer|
|p||Application for assignment of Fresh Registration Mark of motor vehicle of Diplomatic Officer|
|q||Endorsement of hire-purchase agreement|
|r||Termination of hire-purchase agreement|
Click below on the link of your state and follow the procedure for applying above services, either from online portal followed by RTO, or for contactless services by Aadhaar authentication method.
How to apply online for new driving license of car, bike or heavy vehicles in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and other cities of India?:
Registration and Driving Learner’s License time slot booking online:
- Registration : Register first yourself on Sarathi website –https://sarathi.parivahan.gov.in/sarathiservice/stateSelection.do
- Learner License time slot booking:
- Select your state from the list, then go to: Apply online > New Learners License. You will need one mobile number for registration on website by generating OTP.
- Then after login, pay fees of about Rs. 350/- (fees may vary with state) and verify the pay status.
- Upload documents like Date of birth certificate, Identity proof, Address proof.
- Upload your signature and photograph
- Then in final step, you have to select available time slot for computer test.
3. Computer Test for driving learner’s license online:
Go for computer test on your chosen time slot at your respective RTO computer test room. Applicant will be successfully passed the test if the applicant correctly answers at least 60 % of all the questions put to him.(Ex. – 10 questions may be asked in which about 6 /10 is sufficient for passing the test). Here you will get the result instantly. If failed, then again you have to book the time slot for test. And if passed, you will get SMS having Learning License No., which are valid for 6 months.
The type of questions may be asked in the Computer Test for driving learner’s license online:
- The traffic signs, traffic signals and the rules of the road regulations.
- The duties of a driver when his vehicle is involved in an accident resulting in the death or bodily injury to a person or damage to property of a third party.
- The precautions to be taken while passing an unmanned railway crossing.
- The documents he should carry with him while driving a motor vehicle.
Traffic signs, Road Signs pdf list for computer Driving Learners test:
What are the questions to be asked in learners test regarding signs of traffic and road? The latest traffic signs and Road Signs list has been compiled here for your easy reference for computer Driving Learners test, which you can download also.
4. Permanent driving License time slot booking online:
Then after 30 days of passing learning test, you will get SMS for applying the permanent driving license. Here again based on the Learning license number, you have to upload the documents like Date of birth certificate, Identity proof, Address proof, payment of fees of about Rs. 1,000/- (may vary with state).
5. ‘Driving Skill test’ in RTO for permanent driving license:
Then, upon payment of fees, you will be allotted a slot for driving skill tests of LMV, MCWG etc. based on your application. On the driving skill test day, in front of RTO officials, you have to give the test under video camera recordings.
6. Under driving skill test, you have to make 8 design from your vehicle.
7. How to make design 8 in driving skill test place, here the test field of RTO Noida, sector – 32 is shown for understanding of reality.
8. Delivery of Driving License to home address:
The result of your driving skill test will be declared instantly. If you fail, then again you have to book the slot for driving skill test. And if you pass this test, then within about 30 days of this test, the driving license will be delivered by post at your address.
For online driving license in anywhere in India, most of the states follow same above mentioned here for the learning and driving license from their RTOs for car, bike and heavy vehicles, but still it is to be kept in mind that all these rules, regulations, fees, skill tests may vary depending on location, availability of infrastructure etc.
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Frequently asked questions about Driving licence online application:
1. What is the website to apply online for learning licence and driving licence?
2. What are the documents and other things needed for online application of learning licence and driving licence?
Ans: The documents needed for online application of learning licence and driving licence are –
- Date of birth certificate.
- Identity proof document.
- Address proof document.
- Scanned ‘Signature’
- Scanned ‘Photograph’
- 1 mobile number.
- 1 email ID.
- Form 1-A, for above 40 years old or more
3. What is the pass mark in computer test to get the learning licence?
Ans: Usually there will be 10 questions asked in your selected language and 6 right answers should be enough to pass the computer test to get the learning licence.
4. After passing the computer test, I’ll have Learning licence, but when I can apply for permanent driving license?
Ans: After 1 month of getting Learning licence, one can apply for permanent driving license. You will receive SMS also from your RTO about it.
5. What is the validity of Learning licence?
Ans: The Learning licence is valid for 6 months from the day of computer test.
6. For getting permanent driving license, do I have to give driving skill test?
Ans: Yes, while applying online for permanent driving license, you will be given the time slot for driving skill test of your concerned class of vehicle.
7. Does RTO provide the vehicle, if I don’t have the vehicle?
Ans: Usually NO. You have to arrange the vehicle by yourself for the driving skill test. If you don’t have vehicle, then you can borrow at the driving skill test center from another participant.
8. When will be the result of driving skill test declared?
Ans: The next day, you will get the SMS about your result of driving skill test.
9. If I cleared the driving skill test, then when I’ll receive my driving license?
Ans: Usually you should receive your driving license within 30 days by post at your mentioned address.
10. For person of 40 years old or more, which documents to add for new DL or Renewal of DL?
Ans: The person who is 40 years old or more has to submit FORM 1-A in addition to other documents. The Form 1-A must be duly signed by a registered Medical Practitioner (MBBS Doctor).
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