The Madhya Pradesh transport department has always been ahead in using information technology to provide services to the people of the state. Computerisation of the data available with the department was started about a decade back when the state transport department had started issuing smart card driving licences to the citizens. Over time, most processes are being digitised and people can now access information through SMSs and the internet.
Holding a driving licence in India is compulsory under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. It is important for every rider/driver to carry his/her driving licence at all times, here’s why:
The eligibility requirements to apply for a driving licence in the state of Madhya Pradesh are:
To apply for a driving licence in Madhya Pradesh, an individual will have to first obtain a learning licence. A learning licence is a 6-month permit that allows an individual to learn how to use a vehicle and then apply for a permanent driving licence.
The steps to be followed to apply for learning licence and driving licence in Madhya Pradesh are:
The learning licence is valid for a period of 6 months. The individual has to apply for a driving licence within the 6-month period but after completion of 1 month’s time.
The driving licence is valid for 20 years or until the person turns 50 years old, whichever is earlier.
Yes, it is necessary for the person to be present in person to apply for the learning licence and take the learning test.
You can submit your passport, voter ID, LIC policy, or a pay slip offered by any state/central government body as a document of proof of your residing address.
You can submit your birth certificate or your school certificate as proof of your age.
No, the permanent driving licence issued by the RTO will be valid throughout India.
For transport vehicles, the licence expires after completion of three years from the day the licence is issued.
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