When it comes to get a driving license in Bhopal the only authority to issue new license is Regional Transport Office Bhopal. Apart from issuing new licenses it also renews the existing ones thus adding to the convenience of the public. In Bhopal Regional Transport Officer, (RTO) heads the organization assisted by Addl. RTO & Asst. RTO. They all operate as per Central Motor Vehicles Act 1988, Central Motor Vehicles Rules, The Madhya Pradesh Motoryan Karadhan Niyam, 1991 , The Madhya Pradesh Motor Vehicles Rules, 1994 and other associated rules and regulations and related Government orders and Notifications. The Regional transport officer functions with an organization of staff under his control.RTO Bhopal was amongst the first regional transport office to issue licenses in a card format. The card with a chip contains all the necessary information relating to the address and other details of the person.
Powers and Duties of Regional Transport Officer
The Regional Transport Officer is accountable for the evaluation, collection and credit into Government account of all motor vehicles taxes and fees in his region. Apart from the Regional Transport Officer, the Assistant Regional Transport officers has also authority to levy and collect road tax (the tax leviable under the Madhya Pradesh Motoryan Karadhan Adhiniyam, 1991). The Regional Transport Officer, Additional Regional Transport officer, District Transport officer and the Assistant Regional Transport Officer bears the responsibility of registration of motor vehicles and poses the authority issues or cancel driver or conductor's licenses. By keeping tab on the number of licenses issued RTO Bhopal makes sure to keep rising cases of road accidents and other defaults under control. With hi-tech gadgets and infrastructure it is serving well the citizens of Bhopal and Madhya Pradesh.
Services Provided by Regional Transport Office in Bhopal
Issuance of driving license or Learners License
Issuance of renewed Driving License or duplicate Driving license
Issuance of upgraded driving license includes additional categories of vehicle etc.
Issuance and/ or renewal of Trade certificate in security paper
Issuance of duplicate Trade certificate
Issuance of Renewal of Registration Certificate
Issuance of duplicate Registration Certificate
Issuance of Regn. Certificates consequent to assignment of new registration
Issuance of Registration Certificates consequent to transfer of ownership
Issuance of Registration Certificates consequent to change of address
Issuance of Registration Certificates consequent to recording alteration in the registration certificate
Issuance of Registration Certificates consequent to endorsement, cancellation of hire purchase, lease, hypothecation agreement etc.
Issuance / renewal of fitness certificate
Tax entry in Registration Certificate
Issue of Temporary permit
Issue of Permanent permit
Inter-Regional permit/inter-State permit, renewal of countersigned permit Renewal of countersignature of permits
Validation of permits for use outside region in which granted
Permits for promoting tourism
Cancellation and suspension of permits
Compensation under insurance of motor vehicles
Audit checks of vehicle tax on Public Service Vehicles Audit checks of National permit granted