Pradeep Singh

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has decided to resume the process for driving licence (DL) skill test from September 18, while the slot booking for the same will begin at 11 am on September 14.

The State Transport Authority notice read: In view of the then prevailing situation due to COVID-19 pandemic, Driving License and Learner's License services were suspended vide office order No. 4207 dated 25/03/2020. It is to bring to the notice of all applicants of DL/LL that:

1. The LL expiring from 18.03.2020 to 31.12.2020 will remain valid till 31.12.2020

2. The slots booked for DL test & LL test have been cancelled w.e.f 18.03.2020

3. The fees already paid for the DL/LL test will remain valid

4. The DL skill test slot booking will be available w.e.f 11 AM on 14.09.2020

5. Thereafter test slots will be opened for booking from 7 AM to 10 PM every day. The applicants have better chance to book their favourite slot at 7 AM every day

6. Only existing DL applicants can book slots for DL skill test

7. DL renewal with retest will be allowed

8. DL skill test will commence w.e.f 18.09.2020

9. The applicants must wear masks and follow the social distancing norms at the testing centre/office

10. The applicants from Containment Zone will not be allowed for any test. In case, any such applicant tries to enter in DL test centre or office, the matter will be informed to the local Police

11. Applicants are advised not to bring their friends and relatives with them to the test Centre/office

12. Applicants with symptomatic sign of COVID-19 are not allowed for the test

13. The resumption of LL test will be notified later on

14. The application for new LL & new DL will be notified later on

15. In case of-emergent situation due to Covid pandemic leading to shutdown of the office, the test may be cancelled at short notice

16. Applicants are advised not to visit RTO office for any enquiry regarding LL & DL