What is permit:
Permit is an instrument issued by a State
or Regional Transport Authority for the use of a motor vehicle
as a transport vehicle. Section 66 of Motor Vehicles Act,
1988 mandates for necessity of permit to transport vehicles.
However, vehicles belonging to 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 permit.
For all type of transport vehicles, the permits
are issued by the concerned District Transport Officer in
his territorial jurisdiction. The District Transport Officer
is also functioning as a Secretary, Regional Transport Authority
in his jurisdiction.
Type of permits
Stage carriage permit : This
permit is granted to a passenger vehicle (mini or full
body bus) for operation on hire or reward for a particular
route on stage to stage basis in accordance with section
72 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
Contract carriage permit : This
permit is granted under section 74 of the Motor Vehicles
Act to a motor vehicle which carries a passenger or passengers
for hire or reward and is engaged under a contract. Contract
carriage permits in the State are, however, being issued
to three wheeler auto-rickshaws, taxis and maxi-cab vehicles
having maximum seating capacity of 9 passengers excluding
Private service vehicle permit :
This permit is granted to a firm/company for carrying
their staff in connection with his trade or business in
accordance with section 76 of the Act. These permits are
also being issued to educational institutional buses.
Goods carriage permit : This
permit is granted under section 79 of the Motor Vehicles
Act, 1988, to a goods vehicles operating within the State
for carrying goods on hire or reward.
National permits : National
permits are issued to goods vehicles to entitle that vehicle
to go outside the home State. National permit is issued
for minimum of four States (including the home State).
A national permit is granted under Rule 87 of CMVR, 1989
to a goods vehicle maximum upto 12 yeas of age. However,
if the vehicle is a multi-axle vehicle, the permit is
granted maximum upto 15 years of age.
Temporary permit : A temporary
permit is issued by the concerned Secretary, RTA under
section 87 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 for a limited
period, enabling the vehicle to go outside the State for
the following reasons :-
For the conveyance of passengers
on special occasions such as fairs and religious gatherings,
For the purposes of a seasonal business,
To meet a particular temporary need.
Permit period : 5
years for regular permit
National permit: For
obtaining national permit for any category of vehicle, one
should opt for three States excluding Haryana. Composite fee
as stipulated by the concerned States in the form of bank
drafts is also deposited with the concerned Secretary, RTA.
The composite fee has been notified by each State for operation
in their State. All the States have fixed national permit
composite fee by way of notification.