Driving licence is a legal document that is issued by the Regional Transport Office (RTO) of Haryana. Using this permit, an individual can drive a specific category of vehicle as per his/her requirement. In order to obtain a permanent driving licence in Haryana, the applicant has to successfully pass the test conducted by the RTO officials.
The licence holder is expected to carry the licence all the time and produce it whenever an official from the law enforcement agency demands it. The driving licence, which is valid all over the country, can also be used as an ID or address proof. In the state of Haryana, Motor Vehicle Department, under the Government, holds the responsibility of issuing driving licenses.
Haryana Motor Vehicles Department
The Transport Commissioner heads the Haryana Motor Vehicles Department which comprises Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) and staff across the state. The motor vehicles department heads the following functions:
- Motor vehicles (geared and non-geared) registration
- Issuing learners’ and permanent driving licences
- Enforcing provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act
- Collecting fees and taxes
- Other services such as issuing vehicles fitness certificates and permits, etc.
There are 99 Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) in Haryana that are headed by a Regional Transport Officer Some of these are Sub Regional Transport Offices that have Joint Regional Transport Officers as their heads.
Driving Permit in Haryana
The RTO of Haryana issues licences under the Motor Vehicles Act 1988. The permit authorizes the licence holder to drive a motor vehicle in any part of the country. To obtain a driving permit, the applicant should first apply for a learner's license.
To apply for a learner’s licence the applicant should be between 16-18 years of age. A written consent from parents is also required. A motor vehicle below 50cc is permitted to be driven. Once the applicant finishes the learner’s licence tenure, he can apply for a permanent licence. Eligibility criteria to be fulfilled to obtain a permanent licence are mentioned below:
- An applicant more than 18 years but less than 20 years can apply for a permanent license to drive a motor vehicle in the non-transport category.
- In case the applicant needs driving licence for a transport vehicle, he should be 20 years of age and have an experience of driving a non-transport vehicle for at least 1 year.
First-time applicants will be required to take the computer-based learner’s test at the designated centers. The questions consist of aspects such as road safety, rules and regulations, signals and signs etc, to test the applicant’s knowledge.
Once the applicant has passed the test, he will be eligible to obtain a learner’s driving licence, which is valid for 6 months. The driving test for a permanent permit can be taken up once month after holding the LL. The test consists of two phases. In the first phase, the applicant’s ability to control the vehicle will be checked. In the second part, his driving skills on the track will be scrutinized.
Documents required for DL in Haryana
- Form 1: This form contains self declaration of the applicant’s (who is below 50 years of age) physical conditions. It is valid for non-transport vehicles.
- Form 1A: Valid for applicants who are 50 years and above, this category requires a certificate from a registered medical practitioner along with the form Under this form, an individual can apply for driving permit for transport vehicles.
- Learner’s licence
In addition to the above, the applicant should also provide age proof, address proof, and Eye Test Certificate from an ophthalmologist.
Fees & Charges for driving licence in Haryana
|Driving test (each class)||Rs.50|
|International Licence||Rs 500|
The fees and charges are to be paid in cash at the regional transport office, where the licence will be given.
Driving Licence Renewal Procedure
If the license is due to expire, it is essential to apply for a renewal at 30 days before the expiry. Renewals for licenses a month after its expiry, a new driving licence card will be issued on the date of receipt of the application and payment. A fee of Rs.250 is charged by the RTO for licence renewal before 30 days from the expiry date.
Procedure for International Driving License
The RTO in Haryana also issues IDP (International Driving Permit) to applicants with a valid driving license issued in India and who plan to go abroad for work. For the international permit, an IDP form has to be filled, where details such as duration of stay, purpose of visit and details of the countries to be visited should be furnished at the jurisdictional RTO.