Where should I go for the registration of a vehicle?
- A vehicle is required to be registered by a Registering Authority in whose jurisdiction the owner of the motor vehicle has the residence or place of business where the vehicles are normally kept. In Haryana, the SDO (C) concerned has been prescribed as the Registering Authority in respect of all motor vehicles other than the transport vehicles, and motor vehicles having a seating capacity up to 6+1. The Secretary, Regional Transport Authority has been prescribed as the Registering Authority in respect of all the remaining vehicles. For registration marks 1 to 100 of each series, the registration is done in the office of Transport Commissioner, Haryana
What is the time allowed for submitting an application for registration of a vehicle?
- An application for registration of a motor vehicle is required to be made to the registering authority within a period of seven days from the date of taking delivery of such vehicle, excluding the period of the journey.
Which documents can be submitted as proof of residence for registration of a vehicle?
- Any one of the following documents can be produced in original or an attested copy thereof as proof of address:-
• Electoral Roll
• Life Insurance Policy
• Pay slip issued by any office of the Central or State Government or a local body
• Telephone Bill
• Electricity Charges Bill
• Water Charges Bill
• Identity Card issued to the Ex-serviceman by the Zila Sainik Board
• Certificate of Registration in case of Firm/Company
• Certificate of Registration by the Sales Tax Department
• Income Tax Return
• Service Tax Return
• Certificate issued by the Hostel Wardens in case of students residing in Hostels
• Marriage certificate issued by the Registrar of Marriages
• Residence certificate issued by the District Administration
• Rent deed/Rent Agreement
• Report from the concerned SHO
• Employer certificate in case of Private Limited Companies with Identity Card
• House Allotment letter issued by the Govt. Department
• Ownership letter issued by the Estate Office
• Where the applicant is not able to produce any of the above-mentioned documents for sufficient reason, the Registering Authority may accept any affidavit sworn by the applicant before an Executive Magistrate, or a First Class Judicial Magistrate or a Notary Public as evidence of address
For how many years a personal vehicle is registered?
- A non-transport (personal) vehicle is registered for a period of 15 years and after completion of 15 years, every registered owner is required to get the certificate of registration renewed. The certificate of registration is renewed for a period of 5 years at a time.
For how many years the certificate of fitness of a transport vehicle is valid?
- The certificate of fitness granted to a new transport vehicle is valid for a period of two years and is renewed every year thereafter.
For how long can I keep a motor vehicle registered in one State in another State?
- If a motor vehicle registered in one State is kept in another State, for a period exceeding twelve months, an application for re-assignment of registration mark in the other State is required to be submitted by the owner within a period of thirty days from the date of expiry of such period of twelve months.
- Can I get my motor vehicle registered in the other State before completion of a period of one year?
Yes, if a motor vehicle is intended to be kept in a State for a period exceeding twelve months and the owner of such vehicle makes a declaration to that effect, the application may be made at any time within the said period of twelve months.
What should one do on selling his motor vehicle?
- The transferor is required to report the fact of transfer in Form 29 to the registering authorities concerned in whose jurisdiction the transferor and the transferee reside or have their places of business.
For how much period can one use the motor vehicle after the death of the owner?
The person succeeding to the possession of the vehicle may for a period of three months, use the vehicle as if it has been transferred to him where such person has, within thirty days of the death of the owner informs the registering authority of the occurrence of the death of the owner and of his own intention to use the vehicle.
I am 17 years old. Which type of vehicle can be driven by me?
The eligibility to obtain a Driving Licence is as under;-
• 16 years – For motorcycles with engine capacity not exceeding 50cc.
• 20 years – For transport vehicles i.e. all the passenger vehicles which are used or hire or reward and all goods vehicles.
• 18 years – All the remaining vehicles i.e. vehicles other than motorcycles with engine capacity not exceeding 50cc and transport vehicles.
Is there any minimum educational qualification prescribed for holding a driving license?
- Yes, the minimum educational qualification in respect of an applicant for obtaining a license to drive a transport vehicle is the 8th standard. A person driving a goods vehicle carrying goods of dangerous or hazardous nature to human life should also have the ability to read and write at least one Indian language specified in the VIII Schedule of the Constitution and English.
For how much period the licences are effective?
The licenses are effective for periods as under:-
i) learner’s license – six months from the date of issue.
ii) transport vehicle – three years from the date of issue.
iii) transport vehicle carrying
goods of dangerous/hazardous
nature – one year from the date of issue.
iv) any other vehicle
a) twenty years from the date of issue/renewal or till the age of 50 years, whichever is earlier.
b) five years, if the applicant has attained the age of 50 years.
The driving license continues to be effective for a period of 30 days from the date of expiry.
Where should I apply for a driving license?
- A driving license is issued by the Licensing Authority having jurisdiction in the area in which the applicant ordinarily resides or carries on business. In Haryana, the Secretary, Regional Transport Authority has been appointed as the Licensing Authority to issue licenses to drive transport vehicles and omnibus to persons residing within the area of his jurisdiction. The Sub-Divisional Officer (Civil) has been appointed as the Licensing Authority to issue licenses to drive all types of vehicles except a transport vehicle or an omnibus within the area of his jurisdiction.
What is an applicant for a learner’s license expected to know before appearing for a preliminary driving test?
This test is conducted to satisfy the Licensing Authority that the applicant possesses adequate knowledge and understanding of:-
i) traffic signs, traffic signals, and rules of the road regulations;
ii) duties of a driver when his or her vehicle is involved in an accident;
iii) the precautions to be taken while passing an unmanned railway crossing;
iv) the documents he/she should carry with him/her while driving a motor vehicle;
The applicant is required to correctly answer at least 60 per cent of the questions put to him/her.
What is the currency of a conductor’s license?
Five years from the date of issue.
I want to open a driving training school. Whom should I contact?
An application for the grant or renewal of a license is required to be made to the Licensing Authority (Secretary, Regional Transport Authority concerned) having jurisdiction in the area in which the school or establishment is situated.
What is the requirement to open a driving training school?
The following requirements have been prescribed in rules:-
(1) The applicant and the staff working under him should be of good moral character and qualified to give driving instructions.
(2) The premises where the school or establishment is proposed to be conducted should be either owned by the applicant or taken on lease by him or hired in his name and should have adequate provision for conducting lecture and demonstration of models besides adequate parking area for the vehicles meant to be used for imparting instructions in driving.
(3) The financial resources of the proposed school or establishment should be sufficient to provide for its continued maintenance.
(4) The applicant should own and maintain a minimum of one motor vehicle each of the types in which instruction is imparted in the school or establishment.
(5) The vehicles should be available exclusively for purposes of imparting instruction and all such vehicles, except motorcycles, are fitted with dual control facility to enable the instructor to control or stop the vehicle.
The applicant should maintain the following apparatus, equipment, and other requirements, namely:-
(a) a blackboard
(b) a road plan board with necessary model signals and charts
(c) traffic signs chart
(d) the chart on automatic signals and signals given by traffic controllers where there are no automatic signals,
(e) a service chart depicting a detailed view of all the components of a motor vehicle
(f) engine gearbox, brake shoe, and drums (except where the applicant desires to impart instruction in the driving of motorcycles only)
(g) puncture kit with the tire lever, wheel brace, jack and tire pressure gauge,
(h) spanners (a set each of fix spanners, box spanners, pliers, screwdrivers, screw spanners, and hammer)
(i) driving instructions manual
(j) benches and tables for trainees and workbench
(m) a collection of books on automobile mechanism, driving, road safety, traffic regulations, laws relating to motor vehicles, and related subjects
(n) a fully equipped first-aid box for use in an emergency at the premises.
(7) The applicant or any member of the staff employed by him for imparting instructions should possess the following qualifications, namely:-
(a) a minimum educational qualification of a pass in the 10th standard,
(b) a minimum driving experience of five years in addition to a certificate in a course in motor mechanics or any other higher qualification in mechanical engineering from an institution established by the Central or a State Government or from an institution recognized by the Board of Technical Education of a State Government.
(c) thorough knowledge of traffic signs specified in the Schedule to the Act and the
regulations made under section 118.
(d) ability to demonstrate and to explain the functions of different components, parts of the vehicles.
(e) adequate knowledge of English or the regional language of the region in which the school or establishment is situated.
Where can I get training for obtaining a license to drive a transport vehicle?
The following driving training institutes, schools set up by Govt. of Haryana are providing driving training:-
- Institute of Driving Training & Research, Rohtak.
- Institute of Driving Training & Research, Bahadurgarh.
- Institute of Driving Training & Research, Kaithal.
- Haryana Roadways, Driving Training School, Murthal.
- Haryana Roadways, Driving Training School, Hisar.
- Haryana Roadways, Driving Training School, Karnal.
- Haryana Roadways, Driving Training School, Rohtak.
- Haryana Roadways, Driving Training School, Gurgaon.
- Haryana Roadways, Driving Training School, Mahendergarh.
What is the procedure to set up a Pollution Check Centre?
- An application for authorization to act as a pollution check center is required to be submitted to the Secretary, Regional Transport Authority concerned along with a fee of Rs. 2500/- per year in the shape of Bank Draft in the name of Transport Commissioner, Haryana. The pollution check center should be established at a place having sufficient space for parking of vehicles so as not to create any obstruction in the traffic.
Which types of vehicles require permits?
- Section 66 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 mandates the necessity of a permit to transport vehicles. Vehicles belonging to the Central or State Government, police, local body, ambulance, cranes, and goods vehicle having gross vehicle weight not exceeding 3000 kilograms are exempted from the necessity of a permit. The permit allows the use of a motor vehicle as a transport vehicle.
Where should I submit my application to obtain permits?
- The application may be submitted in the office of the Secretary, Regional Transport Authority concerned.
Is there any maximum age prescribed for a vehicle to obtain a National Permit?
- Yes, A national permit is granted to a goods vehicle maximum up to 12 years of age. However, if the vehicle is a multi-axle vehicle, the permit is granted a maximum of up to 15 years of age.
What is the duration of a permit?
- The permit is issued/renewed for a period of 5 years.
Where should I pay the Road Tax?
- The road tax is to be paid in the office of Registering Authority. In the case of new vehicles, the road tax is collected at the time of registration.
What happens if the tax is deposited after a long time of the purchase of a vehicle?
- In the case of vehicles used for personal purposes kept in the State without payment of Road Tax, the penalty is charged @0.5% of the lump sum one-time tax payable, on per day basis w.e.f 31st day from the date of purchase of the vehicle.
- In the case of other vehicles, the penalty will be charged @ 1% of the road tax due w.e.f 31st day from the date of purchase of the vehicle in case of new vehicles, and w.e.f 1st May, 1st August,1st November and 1st February for the quarters January-March, April-June, July-Sept and October-December respectively, in respect of the quarterly tax payable by already registered vehicles.
The maximum amount of penalty, however, will not exceed twice the amount of tax due.