LMV driving licence notification

KOHIMA | Publish Date: 5/21/2019 11:41:32 AM IST

A diver holding a driving licence to drive class of light motor vehicle (LMV) can drive a transport vehicle or omnibus, the gross vehicle weight of which does not exceed 7500 kg.

The state motor vehicle department notified that obtaining transport licence would arise only in case of medium/heavy goods and passenger vehicles.

In a notification, the state transport commissioner, Elias T Lotha, stated that no other vehicle would require any separate endorsement, even if they were used for commercial purposes. The exemption from the requirement to obtain the endorsement for commercial vehicles would apply to: motor cycle without gear, motor cycle with gear, Light motor vehicle (goods/ passenger) and e-rickshaw/e-cart. The notification has been issued in compliance of the judgment dated July 3, 2017 of the Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No. 5826 of 2011 - Mukund Devagan v/s Oriental Insurance Company and Others in the matter of issue of driving licence for light motor vehicles.

The notification stated that the legal position of the Supreme Court  on the matter very clearly spelled out through its judgment to obtain the transport licence incase of any medium/heavy goods and passengers vehicles the gross vehicle weight of which exceeds 7500 kilograms only. 

The transport commissioner has, therefore, informed all licensing authorities and enforcement authorities in the state to take cognizance of the same and act accordingly in discharge of duties on such matters.


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