• Learner’s Licence in Odisha

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    Before you get a permanent license from the RTO, you need to get a learner’s license. This license is valid for a maximum of six months, and it is mandatory for everyone who wish to get a permanent license. This is a provisional license issued to people who are still in the learning stage when it comes to driving a vehicle. The point here is that people must use this time to improve their driving skills before they can drive on the road without any support.

    Odisha is a well-known state in India. Driving licenses are issued here as per the Motor Vehicles Act of 1988 like any other state in India. The state has about 35 RTOs and 3 ARTOs geographically distributed in all major locations of the state. If you are a resident of Odisha, you can get a learner’s license from any of these RTOs. Let’s take a detailed look at the process involved in getting a learner’s license in Odisha.

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      Getting a learner’s license is the first step in getting a permanent license for anyone who wishes to drive a vehicle. It provides one with the authorisation that a vehicle can be driven legally for the purposes of learning. Most importantly, it helps a person become aware of the traffic rules and regulations. A learner’s license is issued only if a person clears a written test with questions about traffic rules. This helps people follow proper traffic rules and ensure safe driving when they hit the roads. In addition, a learner’s license also certifies that a person is physically fit to drive a vehicle.

      Who can get a learner’s license in Odisha

      The eligibility criteria for getting a learner’s license is pretty much the same throughout India. In Odisha, individuals must meet the following eligibility criteria to get a learner’s license:

      • The applicant must be at least 16 years of age if he/she wishes to get a learner’s license for a motor vehicle that is less than 50cc in capacity. This means that individuals can apply for learner’s license for gearless scooters if they are 16 years old.
      • If the applicant wishes to get license for vehicles that are more than 50cc in capacity, he/she must be at least 18 years of age. Two-wheelers with gears and non-transport vehicles fall in this category.
      • In the case of commercial and transport vehicles, the applicant must have completed at least 20 years of age to get a valid learner’s license.

      Documents required for application

      The following list of documents must be submitted when you apply for learner’s license:

      • Duly filled application form
      • Proof of age (PAN card, birth certificate, etc.)
      • Proof of address (Aadhaar, Passport, Voter ID, utility bills, etc.)
      • Passport size photographs
      • Medical certificate

      How to apply for a learner’s license in Odisha

      The transport department of Odisha allows online as well as offline applications of learner’s license. The step-by-step instructions for applying for a learner’s license in Odisha are listed as follows:

      • Applicants can visit the website http://odishatransport.gov.in/ and file an application on the website.
      • Here, you must navigate to ‘learner license’ under the section ‘online services’.
      • You will be taken to the page of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (Sarathi) when you click on it. Here, click on ‘new learner’s license’ under the section ‘driving license’.
      • On the resulting page, you must enter your personal details, address, type of vehicle for which you wish you apply for license, etc.
      • Once these details are submitted, you can upload the necessary documents including identity proof, address proof, etc. You also need to upload your photo and a copy of your signature while making this application.
      • After uploading the required documents, you need to book a slot for the taking the LL test. The available time slots will be displayed on the screen and you must choose the one that is convenient for you.
      • You may also make the payment here through any of your preferred online payment modes.
      • Once you have made the payment, you need to take a printout of the receipt before visiting the RTO.
      • Once you have given all the necessary details, you may go to the RTO and take the test at the chosen time slot.
      • If you clear the test, the RTO will issue the learner’s license in your name. This document must be shown to law enforcement authorities for verification.

      As noted already, a learner’s license is valid only for a period of six months. Within this period, the applicant must get a permanent license from the RTO.

      Things to note when using learner’s license

      If you are driving a vehicle with learner’s license, you need to consider the following things:

      • A learner’s license is a restricted license that provides only a limited access for a person to drive.
      • The learner’s license holder must be accompanied by someone with a permanent license while driving a vehicle.
      • The license must be produced to the law enforcement officer whenever required.
      • If your learner’ license expires before getting a permanent license, you need to retake it again before applying for a permanent license.

      Frequently asked questions

      1. How long do I have to wait to know the results of my test?

      In most places, the tests are computerized by the RTO. Hence, you can know the results instantly after completion.

      2. What happens if I don’t clear the test?

      It is possible to retake the test if you don’t clear the test at the first attempt. You need to make the appointment once again and go through the entire process all over again. Before you retake the test, make sure that you go through the traffic signals, hand signs, and other road rules.

      3. Can I renew my learner’s license?

      In India, a learner’s license is valid for a period of six months. Once it has expired, you need to apply for it again. However, the best possible thing you can do is to get a permanent license before the expiry of your learner’s license. Most people follow this course as they don’t wish to keep renewing their restricted license every six months.

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