How to Get a Driving License in Haryana

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

Fee Description Amount
Driving License Rs.200
Driving test (each class) Rs.50
International Licence Rs 500
Service charge Rs.50

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.

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How to Get a Driving Licence in Haryana FAQs

  1. How long can I continue to use my driving licence if it has expired?

    A driving licence is valid for up to 30 days from the date of expiry after which it has to be renewed.

  2. What is the validity period for different driving licences?

    The validity period for different licences are as follows: for a learner’s licence, it is 6 months from the issue date; for a transport vehicle it is 3 years from the issue date; for a transport vehicle that carries hazardous or dangerous goods, it is one year from the issue date; for any other vehicle, it is 20 years from the renewal or issue date or till the age of 50, whichever is earlier; for applicants who have reached the age of 50, the validity for a driving licence is 5 years.

  3. Is there a minimum educational qualification required to be eligible for a driving licence?

    Yes, there is a minimum educational qualification required for a driving licence and it is 8th standard pass for a transport vehicle. For drivers of vehicles carrying goods of a hazardous or dangerous nature, the minimum educational qualification is to be able to read and write English and one Indian language that is specified in the Constitution under the VIII Schedule.

  4. What is the pass mark for a driving licence test?

    To pass a driving licence test, you need to have answered at least 60% of the questions correctly

  5. Where in Haryana can we apply to get a driving licence for transport vehicles?

    To get a driving licence for transport vehicles, you must obtain training from the following institutes, from where you can also apply for the driving licence: Institute of Driving Training & Research, Rohtak, Institute of Driving Training & Research, Bahadurgarh, Institute of Driving Training & Research, Kaithal, Haryana Roadways, Driving Training School, Murthal, Haryana Roadways, Driving Training School, Hisar, Haryana Roadways, Driving Training School, Karnal, Haryana Roadways, Driving Training School, Rohtak, Haryana Roadways, Driving Training School, Gurgaon, Haryana Roadways, Driving Training School, Mahendergarh.

News about How To Apply Driving Licence In Haryana

  • Haryana government ends requirement of carrying original documents when on the road

    The Haryana government has banned the requirement of carrying original documents for any person driving a vehicle in the state. Documents such as driving license, vehicle registration and pollution certificate will longer be required to be carried if people are able to provide the soft copy of the same on the Digilocker or m-Parivahan applications. Talking about the benefits of adopting this initiative, a spokesperson of the transport department said that keeping the documents in the Digilocker would mean they are safe and carrying hard copy of the same would also be no longer required. In addition to this, the spokesperson also said that any enforcement agency could not deny accepting them as legal proof.    

    28 November 2018

  • Haryana government ends requirement of carrying original documents when on the road

    The Haryana government has banned the requirement of carrying original documents for any person driving a vehicle in the state. Documents such as driving license, vehicle registration and pollution certificate will longer be required to be carried if people are able to provide the soft copy of the same on the Digilocker or m-Parivahan applications. Talking about the benefits of adopting this initiative, a spokesperson of the transport department said that keeping the documents in the Digilocker would mean they are safe and carrying hard copy of the same would also be no longer required. In addition to this, the spokesperson also said that any enforcement agency could not deny accepting them as legal proof.    

    28 November 2018

  • Driving licence test to become tougher in Gurugram with automated tracks

    With an aim to improve driving habits in the city, Gurugram will now get automated tracks for driving licence test. The move comes from the officials to improve the evaluation process while approving a driving licence. An automated track facility is already function in Delhi’s Sarai Kale Khan area. Thanks to a tougher driving test, there will be an increase in the number of quality drivers on the road. The automated track project is being set up as a result of a partnership between with Institute of Driving and Traffic Research (IDTR). Gurugram will become the second city in the region to have such a facility. At present, the track has been proposed only for four wheelers and will will have an A-bend, 8-bend, H-bend, and a roundabout to ensure steering control skills of the driver. Moreover, in order to determine how far or close a vehicle is from the boundary while being driven, a 4-inch strip with sensors will also be laid along the side of the track. According to the authorities, the facility will be developed in collaboration with auto giant Maruti Suzuki, which currently runs IDTR centres elsewhere.

    25 June 2018

  • Chandigarh to launch Automated Driving Tests System

    The Registration and Licensing Authority of Chandigarh is all set to launch the new automated driving test system. The applicants for new Driving Licence will need to undergo an automated driving test to clear the driving assessments. The technology-based system will allow the RTO officers to assess the driving skills of an applicant digitally which will help them decide if the applicant qualifies for a Driving Licence.

    27 November 2017

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