Applying for a driving licence or for that matter a learner’s licence has been a test of patience for many. However, that may soon change as some states have made a shift to online in order to speed up the process and avoid any pent up demand for driving licence.
States such as Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Delhi-NCR have made changes in the procedure to obtain a learner’s licence. Applicants of a learner’s licence in the these states will be able to apply for a new learner’s licence by visiting the Transport Ministry website. On the site, the applicant will have book a slot for an online test. This new test will comprise of ten questions.
The applicant will only have 10 minutes to answer the questions. The government has setup a cutoff of at least six correct answers. If the applicant manages to answer at least six of the questions correctly, they will be sent a certification online. In terms of fees, the applicant will have to pay the required amount before booking a slot for the test.
Once the fee is paid via any available online medium, the applicant can choose a time slot for the test. For driving licence, the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has issued a draft notification regarding accreditation of driver training centres. In order to impart quality driver training to the citizens, the Ministry has proposed detailed requirements to be met and procedures to be followed by such centres.