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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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

  • DLs being issued digitally in Haryana

    People staying in Haryana can easily get their Driving Licence by online application. No medical test is also required to avail a DL. Hardeep Singh, the Deputy Commissioner of Gurugram launched SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) at the Sub-Divisional Office in Gurugram. Under the Standard Operating Procedure, uniform fee structure has been introduced.

    Hardeep Singh added that facilitation centres or help desks for driving licence have been set up at various E-Disha centres. Files can be prepared by individuals for their DL application. The file cover for DL was priced at Rs.50 earlier. However, the cost has been brought down to Rs.10.

    21 April 2017

  • Driving Licences Will Identify Organ Donors in Chandigarh

    Organ donors will now have their details mentioned on their driving licences in the city of Chandigarh in an attempt to reduce the waiting time for transplant patients.

    The move has been adopted to speed up the donor process in the city, with the new driving licences scheduled to be rolled out soon.

    All driving licence applicants will now have to fill up an organ donation, specifying if they wish to donate any organ. Applicants who wish to donate their organs will have to provide details on the organ/s they wish to donate in case of an accident that results in their demise.

    The driving licence will also mention the details of an emergency contact, who will be contacted in the event of the holder’s death. The emergency contact’s details will be mentioned to ensure the transplant is carried out as soon as possible after notifying the individual’s relatives.

    9 December 2016

  • DTO to Provide Driving License Related Services in 2 New Venues

    People of Ludhiana can be rejoice now as the District Transport Office (DTO) has shifted all its driving license related formalities to two venues. One venue is in a building at SCD Government College and another venue is in Section 32, Vardhman Mills. From November 4, 2016, the applicants who wanted to renew their driving license were able to apply at the 2 new venues. The DTO receives an average of 200 renewal applications, 120 new permanent license applications and 120-150 learner license applications in a month.

    18 November 2016

  • Haryana Police to Start E-challan System for Penalizing Traffic Violators

    In a move to improve the current scenario of traffic penalties, the Haryana Police department is about to start an e-challan system. At present, a fined vehicle owner will have to wait in long queues at the challan branch and sometimes the entire process takes more than a day. With the new system, traffic violators can make challan payments online, but the confiscated documents will still have to be obtained from the court.

    The new online system is expected to be launched early next year and cops will be provided with electronic gadgets to fine traffic offenders. According to the Gurgaon police commissioner, this will be a statewide project and the department is in the process of finalizing it.

    4 October 2016

  • Driving Licences in Chandigarh To Cost More

    Driving licences in the state of Chandigarh will cost more as the Road Transport Ministry has approved hiking the fees associated with obtaining a licence.

    The aim behind the move is to bring the fees on par with the rest of the country.

    As per the new rates, applying for a new driving licence will cost Rs.200. Adding a new vehicle class to an existing Driving Licence will now cost Rs.500.

    Failure to renew a driving licence in time will result in a fine of Rs.300 and Rs.1,000 for each additional year.

    Learner’s licences will also be more expensive, with the application fee for a learner’s licence now Rs.150. The fee for the driving test has been raised to Rs.50, and in case the applicant fails to clear the test, an additional Rs.50 will have to be paid to retake it.

    International driving licences will cost Rs.1,000 now, from the old price of Rs.500.

    09 February 2016

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