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Necessity of Driving Licence

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Under Section (3) of MV Act, 1989, (1)    No person shall drive a motor vehicle in any public place unless he holds an effective Driving licence issued to him authorizing him to drive the vehicle; and no person shall so drive a transport vehicle [other than a motor cab or motor cycle hired for his own use or rental under any scheme made under sub-section (2) of section 75*] unless his driving licence specifically entitles him so to do. (2) The conditions subject to which sub-section (1) shall not apply to a person receiving instruction in driving a motor vehicle shall be such as may be prescribed by the Central Government.



A scheme made under sub-section (1) may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-

  1. Licencing of operators under the scheme including grant, renewal and revocation of such licences;
  2. Form of application and form of licences and the particulars to be contained therein;
  3. Fee to be paid with the application for such licences;
  4. The authorities to which the application shall be made;
  5. Condition subject to which such licences may be granted, renewed or revoked;
  6. Appeals against orders of refusal to grant or renew such licences and appeals against orders revoking such licences;
  7. Conditions subject to which  motor cabs may be rented;
  8. Maintenance of records and inspection of such records;
  9. Such other matters as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this section.