About 90% of people applying for a driving license have done so online, Delhi’s Transport Department has confirmed. The situation is pretty much the same in other states like Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Haryana and Maharashtra. According to Delhi Transport Department data, out of 19,375 fresh applications for a permanent driving license, 17,435 have been online in July 2018. The government of India led by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) is working on this digital push and had launched the Parivahan Sarathi website that has centralised issuance of a driving license and also offers other services including vehicle registration, fancy number booking, renewal of driving license and the mobile app mParivahan also gives information about driving licenses and registered vehicles.
Various data show that overall over 60% of applications of new driving licenses have become online. Currently, citizens from 27 Indian states can apply for DLs online. Here’s a step-wise process on how to apply for driving license online across India.
Step 1: Go to the Parivahan website (www.parivahan.gov.in) also known as Sarathi website
Step 2: Scroll the Online Services icon and click on Driving License related services
Step 3: Select the State you belong from a list of 27 states
Step 4: On the left, you will see a list of online services including Apply Online
Step 5: If you are applying for the first time then select Apply ‘New Learners Licence’ or click ‘New Driving Licence’
Please note that you can apply for a new DL online only if you already have a learners license or a forgein DL.
Step 6: You will be prompted to put in your Learner’s license number or the foreign DL number along with issuance date
Step 7: The next page will ask you the details of your state, RTO and Pincode along with the FORM 4.
Step 8: In FORM 4, you will fill your Name, Address, Aadhar and other required details and select the category of driving license you are applying for.
Step 9: Uploading documents for DL online: You will also need the scanned copy of your passport size photograph and your signature. Keep them ready.
Step 10: Once done you will be asked to select the date and time for your DL test and you need to appear physically to the respective RTO.
Please ensure you are carrying a printout of your final application along with original documents and reach at least 20 mins before the scheduled test time.
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