The first step to driving a motor vehicle is to obtain a ‘Learner’s Licence’. For obtain a learner licence one have to apply to the licencing authority of his jurisdiction where the applicant resides or carries business. Learner’s Licence is a purely temporary one valid for 6 (six) months only and it is issued to an applicant to learn how to drive.
In order to drive a motor car / vehicle in a public place one must possess a valid driving licence issued by the Licencing Authority. It is illegal to drive a motor car without having an effective driving licence and similarly no person shall drive a Transport Vehicle in a public place unless his driving licence specifically entitles him so to do. The District Transport Officer’s of various districts is the competent authority to issue driving licence in Assam.