Now you can simply take admission in a Government college in Punjab and get your learners license. In a new move by the Punjab Government, principals of all Government colleges, medical colleges, Industrial Training Institutes and polytechnic colleges have been empowered to issue learner license to the students after conducting mandatory test about the knowledge of traffic rules. The state government has amended Motor Vehicle Act 1988, Rule 4, 10, 11 of Central Motor Vehicle Act to enable granting of license by educational institutes. The necessary documents have to be submitted to the principal, who would in turn issues the learners license.
But what was the need to delegate authority to colleges to issue licenses. As most of you would be aware about the how the RTO functions, it had become a tough task for students to produce their license. Due to the hectic study life of the students and the difficulty of issuing a license, the students preferred not to have a license and rode/drove without one. Thus the Government thought of empowering institutes to issue license to students and thereby making it a breeze for the youth to ride/drive legally in the country. We think all states should follow this and make procuring a learners license as easy as possible.