Friday , June 14 2024

Driving License: Validity of expired learner license and DL extended till February 29, know why the ministry took this decision

driving license: The Road Ministry issued an order on Tuesday extending the validity of Learner's License, Driving License and Conductor's License till February 29, 2024. The ministry has done this due to infrastructure related issues in its 'Sarthi' portal. According to Bhasha news, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a circular that from January 31, 2024 to February 12, 2024, infrastructure related problems were observed in the Sarathi portal. In such a situation, the applicant has to face obstacles in getting license related services.

will be considered valid without imposing any penalty

The Road Transport Ministry said that in view of this, such learner license, driving license and conductor license, whose validity has expired between January 31, 2024 and February 15, 2024, will be considered valid till February 29, 2024 without any penalty. The ministry said that due to partial closure of online services, applicants faced difficulty in applying for services like payment of fees, renewal of driving license, slot booking for learner's license, driving skill test.

what is learner license

Learner License allows you to learn driving with a regular and experienced driver of your choice. If you want to drive a motor car or two-wheeler, it must be done by a friend, relative or driving school instructor who has a valid driving license. If you want to become a professional driver and drive commercial, passenger or cargo vehicles, you will have to take training from a driving school recognized by the Department of Transport.

No person may act as a conductor unless he holds an effective conductor's license authorizing him to act. The minimum educational qualification for this license may be prescribed by the State Government. Application for obtaining a conductor's license may be made to the licensing authority having jurisdiction.