How do I get a Driving Licence?

After completion of the thirty days of Learner’s licence, an individual may apply for the test of competence to drive.The application has to be submitted to the concerned RTO who is the licensing authority. The different RTOs within greater Mumbai are situated at RTO Central (Tardeo), RTO East (Wadala), RTO West (Andheri) and RTO North (Borivali).

Documents Required

  • Form 4 (To download this Form click here.)
  • Learner’s licence
  • Three copies of recent photographs
  • Proof of age and address as per Rule 4 of The Central Motor Vehicle Rules dated 1989*
  • Driving school’s certificate which should be in Form 5** for all transport vehicles
  • All valid documents of the vehicle on which the test is to be conducted

 

*Rule 4

“Evidence as to the correctness of address and age.—Every applicant for the issue of a licence under this Chapter shall produce as evidence of his address and age, any one or more of the following documents in original or relevant extracts thereof duly attested by a Gazette Officer of the Central Government or of a State Government or an officer of a local body who is equivalent in rank of a Gazetted Officer of the Government or Village Administration Officer or Municipal Corporation Councillor or Panchayat President, namely:

  • Name in the Electoral Roll
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Passport
  • Pay slip issued by any office of the Central Government or a State Government  or a local body
  • School certificate
  • Birth certificate
  • Certificate granted by a registered medical practitioner not below the rank of a Civil Surgeon, as to the age of the applicant
  • Any other document or documents as may be prescribed by the State Government  under clause (k) of section 28

Provided that where the applicant is not able to produce any of the above-mentioned documents for sufficient reason, the licensing authority may accept any affidavit sworn by the applicant before an Executive Magistrate, or a First Class Judicial Magistrate or a Notary Public as evidence of age and address.”

 

**To view Form 5 click here.

 

Test Procedure / Points:

  • Adjust rear view mirror
  • Take suitable precautions like fastening of seat belts etc before starting engine
  • Move safely and smoothly straight ahead
  • Change quickly to lower gear when the traffic conditions warrant such change
  • Change quickly to lower gears while driving downhill
  • Stop and restart on steep upward incline and make proper use of hand brakes and the foot brakes without rolling back
  • Overtake and allow to be overtaken while giving appropriate signals
  • Give appropriate signals by hand or by electrical indicators
  • Change the lanes using proper signals
  • Stop the vehicle in case of an emergency
  • Use of the reverse gear while driving the vehicle backwards with reasonable accuracy
  • Take correct and prompt action at signals (Traffic signs, signals, policemen and other road users)
  • Drive cautiously at pedestrians’ crossings giving preference to persons crossing the road
  • Keep well to the left while driving
  • Regulate the speed to suit varying road and traffic conditions
  • Demonstrate control of the vehicle by confident steering, smooth gear changing and braking as and when required
  • Make proper use of rear view mirror before signalling, manoeuvring, overtaking, turning to right or stopping
  • Make proper use of accelerator, clutch, gears, brakes, steering and horn
  • Anticipate the actions of other road users
  • Take precautions at intersections & road junctions to adjust the speed, proper positioning of the vehicle , use rear view mirror & avoidance of cutting right hand corner
  • Concentrate on driving with attention & presence of mind

 

A person is granted the driving licence after successfully passing the test of competence to drive. If the person is unable to pass the said test then he or she may appear for a re-test after a period of seven days.

 

The following is a list of different Fees required with regard to licences and authorization by the RTO:

Sr. No.

Nature of job

Class of vehicle

Fee (Rs.)

1.

Learner’s License

All vehicle

30 for each class

2.

Permanent License

All vehicles

50 – test fee
40 – ordinary License
200 – computerised chip License

3.

Renewal of License

All vehicles

a) 50 – before 30 days

b)After 30 days -

  • Fee 100 + late fee 50 per year for ordinary License.
  • Fee 200 + late fee 50 per year for computerised chip License.

4.

Duplicate License

All vehicles

 50 – ordinary License
  200 – computerised chip License

5.

Addition of another class of vehicles to the driving License

All vehicles

 50 – ordinary License
200 -computerised chip License

6.

International driving permit (IDP)

All vehicles

500

7.

Authorization to drive public service vehicle

Public service vehicles

50+100

8.

Duplicate authorization

Public service vehicles

100

9.

Conductor License & badge.

State carriages

20+150

10.

Renewal of conductors License

State carriages

20

11.

Duplicate badge for conductors License

State carriages

150

12.

Duplicate of conductors License

State carriages

150

13.

Registration of new vehicle

   Invalid carriage

20

   Motor cycle

60

  Imported motor cycle

200

 Light motor vehicle

200

 L.M.V. (transport)

300

  Medium goods & passenger vehicle

400

  Heavy goods vehicle

600

  Imported motor vehicle

800

Any other vehicle not   mentioned above

300

14.

Duplicate certificate of
Registration

All

50% of registration fee of particular class of vehicle

15.

Assignment of new registration mark (vehicle coming from other states with NOC)

All

As mentioned in Sr. 13

16.

Change of address in R.C

All

20

17.

Transfer of ownership

Invalid carriage

10

Motor cycle

30

Imported motor cycle

100

LMV
car , Jeep
Transport

100
150

Medium goods & passenger vehicle

200

Heavy goods & passenger vehicle

300

Imported motor vehicle

400

Anyother vehicle not
mentioned above

 150

18.

Transfer of ownership on death of owner of the vehicle

Invalidcarriage

10

Motor cycle

30

Imported motor cycle

100

LMV
Car , Jeep
Transport

100
150

Medium goods & passenger vehicle

200

Heavy goods & passenger vehicle

300

Imported motor vehicle

400

Anyother vehicle not mentioned above

150

19.

Transfer of ownership of vehicle purchased in public auction

Invalid carriage

10

Motor cycle

30

Imported motor cycle

100

LMV

100

Medium goods & passenger vehicle

200

Heavy goods & passenger vehicle

300

Imported motor vehicle

400

Anyother vehicle not mentioned above

150

20.

Transfer of  ownership in the name of financier

Invalid carriage

Motor cycle

10

Imported motor cycle

30

LMV
Car , Jeep
Transport

100
150

Medium goods & passenger vehicle

100

Heavy goods & pass
vehicle

200

Imported motor vehicle

300

Anyother vehicle not
mentioned above

 400

21.

Endorsement of hire purchase agreement

All

100

22.

Termination of  hire purchase agreement

All

100

23.

  No objection certificate

All

No fee

24.

Renewal of certificate of fitness

L. M. V. (Transport)

200

Medium goods & passenger

300

Heavy goods &  passengers

400

2 wheeler & 3 wheeler

100

25.

Duplicate certificate of fitness

All

100

26.

Alteration in motor vehicle

All

50

27.

Contract carriage permit

 Metered motor cab (rickshaw)

100

  Non metered motor cab

150

   Maxi cab

 150

28.

Goods carriage permit

All

200

29.

Private service vehicle

All

200

30.

Temp permit
(goods carriage)

All

100

31.

Special permit
(pass. Vehicle)

All

100 per month

32.

Tourist permit

All

300

33.

National permit
(goods carriages)

All

300

34.

Transfer of permit on death of the permit holder (metered cab , taxi cab , maxi-cab)

All

50

35.

Application to advertising on transport vehicle

Heavy goods &
pass vehicle

200

Motor cab

100

Metered cab

60

36.

Duplicate taxation certificate

      All

20

37.

Info about vehicle & MDL

All

20

 

 

The following is a list of different Forms required with regard to licences and authorization by the RTO (Click on the name of a Form to download it):

Form No.

Description

Form 1 Application-cum-declaration as to physical fitness.
Form 1a
Medical Certificate.
Form 2 Application for the grant or renewal of learner’s License.
Form 4 Form of application for License to drive a vehicle.
Form 8 Application for the addition of new class of vehicles to a Driving License.
Form 9 Form of application for the renewal of driving License.
Form 20 Form of Application For Registration of a Motor Vehicle.
Form 26 Intimation of loss or destruction etc. of the certificate of registration and application For the issue of Duplicate Certificate Of Registration.
Form 28 Form of application for ‘No Objection Certificate and grant of Certificate
Form 29 Form of notice of Transfer of Ownership of a Motor Vehicle.
Form 30 Report of Transfer of Ownership of a Motor Vehicle.
Form 31 Application for the transfer of ownership in the name of person succeeding to the possession of the vehicle.
Form 33 Intimation of change of address to be recorded in the Certificate of Registration.
Form 34 Application for making an entry of an agreement of hire – purchase/ lease / hypothecation subsequent to registration.
Form 35 Notice of Termination of an Agreement of Hire Purchase /Lease /Hypothecation.Click here to download form.
Form 36 Application for issue of a fresh Certificate of Registration in the name of the Financier.
Form 60 Form of Declaration to be filled by a person who does not have either a permanent Account number or General Index Register Number and who makes payment in cash In respect of transaction specified in clauses (a) to (h) of rule 114 B.
Form A.T Form of Declaration to be made in respect of a Motor Vehicle Used or kept for use in the state.
Form B.T Declaration of alteration to a motor vehicles.
Form B.T.I Notice in regard to alteration in a motor vehicle.
Form D.T Application for refund of tax. Click here to download form.
Form F.T Intimation of arrival of Motor Vehicle in Maharashtra State.
Form L.I.D Intimation of loss or destruction of driving License and application for duplicate.
Form L.P.S.A Form of application for the grant of an authorization to drive a public service vehicle.
Form M.T Form of application for claiming exemption from payment of tax on a Motor Vehicle used or kept for use in the State.
Form P.Gd.C.A Application in respect of Goods Carriers Permit.
Form TCA Intimation of Transfer of Ownership of a Motor Vehicle by Transferee.
Form T.C.D Intimation of Loss / Distinction of Certificate of Taxation and applicant for issue of a duplicate Certificate of Taxation in place of any Certificate Loss / Destroyed /Torn /Defaced.
Form T.C.R Intimation of Transfer of Ownership of a Motor Vehicle by Transferor.

 

The following table shows the validity of Motor Driving Licenses:

Type of License

Validity

Learner’s License

6 Months

Transport License

3 Years

License to drive vehicle carrying hazardous chemicals

1 Year

After the age of 50 yrs

5 Years

All other class of License (Till the age of 50 years)

20 years or up to the age of 50 yrs whichever is earlier

 

 

Source: This information was obtained form http://mahatranscom.in/