• Legality of driving licence in India

Is it illegal to have multiple Driving Licences from different states in India?
Asked 1 year ago in Criminal Law from Sakaleshapura, Karnataka
Religion: Hindu
Hello,
1) It is not illegal to have multiple Driving Licenses from different states in India, provided they are obtained legally after having complied with requirements to obtain them.

2) The legality may be questioned if the owner of the licenses misuse them for any illegal gains.
S J Mathew
Advocate, Mumbai
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1) it is illegal to have multiple driving licenses from multiple states 

2) you can have only one driving licence 
Ajay Sethi
Advocate, Mumbai
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The application for drivers BG licence has to be made to RTO within whose jurisdiction you are residing 

2) you have to submit identity , age ,address proof 

3) license obtained in any RTO in India is valid throughout the country.

4) yiu don't need multiple driving licences as one licence is valid throughout India 
Ajay Sethi
Advocate, Mumbai
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There can be only one driving license which can be renewed. Under no circumstances one can hold more than one driving license for the same kind of vehicle,
Ashish Davessar
Advocate, Jaipur
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A driving licence obtained in any one state is a permission to drive all over India, then what for you hold plenty of DLs  of many states, if it is used for illegal purpose or obtained by illegal means, then it can be considered as crime.
T Kalaiselvan
Advocate, Vellore
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How many DLs can one hold at a time in India and Where can I find the reference to this in the motor vehicle act?



What is the purpose of having plenty of driving licences?

You can ascertain the facts yourself.
T Kalaiselvan
Advocate, Vellore
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