Government of Puducherry
Traffic Police




VAHAN & SARATHI - MMP online application:

In order to introduce information Technology in the Road Transport Sector and to ensure uniformity and inter operatability throughout the country.

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has made provisions in the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 for issuance of Smart Card based Driving License and Registration Certificates.

The Ministry developed standardize software (Vahan for Registration Certificates and available to all the States. The software covers both back-end automation of R.T.Os and front-end computerization to enable issuance of documents, such as Driving License and Registration Certificates in a Smart card mode.

All the RTOs have also been linked for easy access of data. Ministry has also taken up a project of creation of State and National Register of Driving License and Registration Certificates using these software platforms.


Driving License:


Driving License is the most essential and mandatory document to drive a motor vehicle in any public place, Driving License issued by the Local Transport authority. The driver must possess, in his name, the relevant driving license of that particular Vehicle category, which he / she is driving.


Broadly there are two types of Driving Licenses 


Learner License

This is a temporary license valid upto 6 months only. It is issued to learn driving of Motor Vehicles subject to certain conditions.


Permanent License

Permanent License is the final documentary authorization for valid driving. One becomes eligible for permanent license after expiry of one month from the date of issuing of the learner license.



The applicant for driving license should be 18 years old on the date of application (For commercial vehicle the applicant must be 20 years old and for vehicles upto 50 CC engine capacity applicant must be 16 years and must have the consent of parents/ guardian)

The applicant should be fully conversant with traffic rules and regulations.