Procuring a driver’s licence is essential, in order to abide by road safety rules in India. A driver’s licence not only is mandatory by law but also acts as an identity proof and helps procure a motor insurance policy to secure your vehicle.
In fact, you will have to pay a hefty fine of INR 5,000 as per the New Motor Vehicle Act 2019 in case you are caught driving without a valid driving licence. So, if you do not have a driving licence yet, make sure that you are applying for it soon.
The process of digitizing a host of government services such as transport provisions is well underway. In fact, you can apply for a driver’s licence online but have to visit the Regional Transport Office (RTO) for driving tests.
If you have already applied for a driver’s licence and want an update on your application status, you can do the same online. You can either visit the specific RTO website or go to the Sarathi website of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to do the same.
Once you have completed your driving test, it generally takes two weeks or more for you to receive your licence by post. It is important to know that in order to apply for your driving licence; you need to have a learner’s licence.
Once you get the driving licence, you can drive anywhere in India, but keep in mind that the licence has an expiry date, generally, 20 years after you have received it, at which point you will be required to renew your licence. If you have applied for an international driving licence and have it, it is applicable for use in most countries for a period of one year.
If you happen to damage or lose your driving licence, you can reapply for one online.
Follow the steps below to check the RC Status online –
Now, to check the vehicle registration status, follow the steps below –
Once you get your driving licence and you are ready to go out onto the roads and start driving your vehicle, it is of utmost importance to keep safety in mind. India is a country where road accidents are unfortunately very frequent, and as such, it is imperative for the driver to make their personal safety a priority.
Apart from ensuring that you yourself drive carefully, it is also essential that you consider opting for bike insurance or car insurance policies, such as those available on Finserv MARKETS. You can easily purchase Motor Insurance policy for your car and/or two-wheeler and avail a whole bunch of benefits including cashless facilities, access to a pan-Indian network of over 4000+ garages, and quick claim settlements.
Keep the following details handy when checking your DL Status online –
● Driving licence application number
● Applicant’s name and date of birth
● Place where the DL was issued
In case you have applied for a new driving licence or driving licence renewal, check the application status after two weeks. The RTO usually dispatches the DL within the third week of the submission.
No. There are no charges to check the DL status online.