In India, one cannot operate/ drive motor vehicle unless authorized by the government. In this matter, the government of India issues Driving License (DL) which permits the citizens to operate or drive motor vehicles like cars, motorcycles, trucks, buses, etc, without any supervision. The issuance of driving license is done through the government agency known as the Road transport Authority or Road Transport Office (RTO) of the concerned state.
As per Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 no individual in the country is permitted to drive any kind of motor vehicle without a driving license in public places. Therefore, if one wishes to drive any type of motor vehicle, holding an authorized driving license issued by the government is must. Even if one wants to practice driving in order to learn, he/she needs to hold a learners license too and then qualify the driving test first to acquire a permanent DL.
One can apply for any type of vehicle driving license as per individual needs and on successful approval, get an authorized DL. The eligibility criteria vary with the type of DL applied for. Following is the list of popular vehicle classes for which license can be applied for, with RTO/ RTA.