Driving license is a formal document which is issued by the Haryana RTO. Through this permit, an individual can drive any specific category of the vehicle according to their requirement. To obtain a permanent driving license in Haryana, the applicant must pass the tests conducted by RTO successfully.
The license holder is required to have the license at all times and present it whenever an official from the law enforcement department demands it. The driving license can also be used as an identity and address proof. In Haryana, the motor vehicle department has the responsibility to issue the DL.
Haryana Motor Vehicles Department
Transport Commissioner of Haryana heads the Haryana Motor Vehicles Department that comprises the Regional Transport Offices (RTO) and other staff across the entire state. The motor vehicle department of Haryana has the following functions:
- Geared and Non-Geared registration
- Issue of learner's and permanent Driving License
- Enforcing the provisions under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988
- Collection of fees from the applicants and taxes from the defaulters
- Other services which include the issue of vehicle fitness certificates and other permits
In Haryana, there are 99 RTO which are headed by a Regional Transport Officer. The Sub-Regional Transport Offices have a joint RTO as their head.
Driving Permit in Haryana
The Haryana RTO issues licenses under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. The permit entitles the license holder to drive a motor vehicle across the country. To acquire a driving permit, the applicant must apply for a learner's license first.
The applicant should be 16-18 years old to apply for a learner's license. the applicant also requires written consent from his/her parents. A minor can avail license that allows him/her to drive vehicles under 50cc. After finishing the LL tenure, he/she can apply for a permanent license.
Eligibility Criteria for Acquiring a Permanent License
- An applicant who is 18-20 years old can apply for a permanent license to drive a vehicle under the non-transport category.
- If the applicant needs DL for a transport vehicle, he/she should be at least 20 years old and have an experience of driving non-transport vehicle for at least a year.
- New applicants will need to take the computer-based learner’s test at the assigned centers. The questions asked are based on various traffic rules, regulations and guidelines.
- After passing the test, the applicant will be eligible to get a learner’s license, which is valid for six months. For acquiring a permanent permit, the driving test can be taken up a month after acquiring the DL. The test has two phases. In the first phase, the driver's ability to control the vehicle is tested in the second part the applicant's driving skills are tested.
Documents Required for DL in Haryana
Form 1 contains the self-declaration of the applicant's physical condition. It is valid for all non-transport vehicles.
This form is valid for applicants who are above 50 years, people who apply for this category need a certificate signed by an authorized medical practitioner along with the duly filled form.
In addition to the list above, the applicant also must provide address proof, age proof and Eye Test Certificate from an ophthalmologist.
Fees and Charges for DL in Haryana
Driving test (each class)
Driving License Renewal Procedure
If an individual's DL is about to expire, it is necessary for the license holder to apply for a license renewal at 30 days before the expiry date is reached. Renewal for licenses one month after the expiry can attract a fine of 250 rupees.
Procedure for International Driving License
The Haryana RTO also issues IDP (International Driving Permit) to the applicants who have a valid DL that is issued in India and who plan on going abroad for work/studying. To acquire an International Driving Permit, an IDP form should be filled, where information like the purpose of visit, duration of stay and other details of the countries should be furnished at the RTO.