Overview Of New Driving License Rules In 2024


Rohit Kulkarni

Rohit Kulkarni

Apr 22, 2024


If you are an Indian resident and you are keen on getting a driving license, then there are latest government regulations in 2024, with which you must acquaint yourself.

Overview Of New Driving License Rules In 2024

Revamping Driving License Procedures

Significant changes have been implemented to the driving license protocols. As per new changes, moving forward, there is no need of undergoing a training test conducted by government agencies such as the Regional Transportation Office (RTO) to obtain their license. Instead of RTO, private institutions shall be authorized moving forward to administer tests and issue driving license certificates.

Several amendments aimed at improving road safety and reducing environmental pollution shall be introduced in the new rule which shall see the light of the day from June 1, 2024.

Notably, no vehicle older than 15 years will be allowed to run starting April 1, 2024. This move comes as a part to address pollution concerns. Moving forward, stern penalties shall be imposed for violations of driving license regulations, including fines of up to Rs. 1 lakh for offenders.

One of the key benefit of such structural changes in the streamlining of the application process.

Eliminating any need for physically visiting the RTO offices, applicants can now complete the entire process online via website, thus reducing the waiting time.

Additionally, different criterion has been introduced for different vehicle categories.

Overhauling Driving License Protocols

Those who are running or plan to start a private driving training center, will need to seek accreditation must meet certain criteria, including land area requirements and qualifications for trainers. 

Mandated to provide both, comprehensive theoretical and practical training, these centres shall provide sufficient training to applicants.

One must be at least 18 years old to apply for a new driving license. One must fill online application process, upload necessary documents and make the necessary payment online.

Then applicants should visit RTO in order to verify their driving skills, after which their license will be issued if they meet the criteria.

Fee structure under new driving licenses

Type of driving licenseFees
Learner licenseRs 200
Learner license renewalRs 200
International licenseRs 1000
Permanent licenseRs 200
Permanent license renewalRs 200
Issue and renewal of license for driving schoolRs 10,000
Issue of renewed driver’s licenseRs 200
Issue of duplicate license for driving schoolRs 5000

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