Permit

It is mandatory for owner of a transport vehicle to obtain permit and use permit in accordance with the conditions of the permit granted or countersigned by the Regional or State Transport Authority.

Rationing and quota in permits have been done away with. An application for permanent may be made at any time. Granting of permit is decided by the State Transport Authority/Regional Trangport Authority Board as the case may be, keeping in view the overall public interest and advantages to the public, of the services likely to be provided, subject to compliance of the requisite condition and formalities.

Applications for permits are available in the office of the secretary State Transport Authority and secretary Regional Trangport Authority. The applicant must first apply for allotment. After which the applicant can register the vehicle as a transport vehicle in the R.T.A./S.T.A. Then only can permit be made.There are different categories of permit :

Permit Issued by S.T.A.(State Transport Authority)

The state transport authority is vested with powers to grant permit on inter state route to cover long distance goods traffic and passengers traffic. The State Transport Authority can also issue permit to transport vehicle for operation in route and areas falling under jurisdiction of inter regions.

The class/ types of vehicles to be issued with the following permits is shown in the table below.

Serial Number Type of Permit Permit Category Vehicle type Passenger/Goods Application Fee Details Routes/Areas of operation Payment mode
1 All India Permit All India Tourist Omni Bus Permit 14 to 35 seaters Passenger
  • Authorisation Fee of Rs. 1000/-
  • Composite Fee of Rs. 48000/-
Meghalaya and Other states for which composite fees are paid Bank Draft
2 All India Tourist Maxi Cab 7 to 13 seaters Passenger
  1. Authorisation Fee of Rs. 500
  2. Composite Fee of Rs. 12000/- (other states except AP)
  3. Composite Fee of Rs. 4000/- (Arunachal Pradesh)
Meghalaya and Other states for which composite fees are paid Bank Draft
3 All India Tourist Taxi Upto 6 seaters Passenger
  • Authorisation Fee of Rs. 500/-
  • Composite Fee of Rs. 1200/- (Other states except A.P.)
  • Composite Fee of Rs. 1500/-(Arunachal Pradesh).
Meghalaya and Other states for which composite fees are paid Bank Draft
4 National Permit Goods Vehicle Goods Rs. 16,000/- All India Challan
5 Contract Carriage Permit

All Meghalaya Tourist Maxi Cab

7 to 13 seaters Passenger No Fee Within the state of Meghalaya (from one district to another) only.  
6

All Meghalaya Tourist Taxi

Upto 6 seaters Passenger No Fee Within the state of Meghalaya (from one district to another) only.  
7 Meghalaya-Assam Tourist Maxi Cab 7 to 13 seaters Passenger No Fee, Permit should be countersigned by State Transport Authority, Assam Meghalaya to Assam only. Vice versa  
8

Meghalaya-Assam Tourist Taxi

Upto 6 seaters Passenger No Fee, Permit should be countersigned by STA, Assam> Meghalaya to Assam only.
Vice versa
 
9 Stage Carriage Permit Stage Carriage Inter State Permit 14 to 35 seaters Passenger No Fee. Permit should be countersigned by STA of other states for which area of permit is sought. Routes as required.  
10 State Carriage State Permit 14 to 35 seaters Passenger No Fee. Routes within the state as required.  
11 Goods Carriage Permit Private Carrier Inter State Permit Goods Vehicles Goods No Fee Routes as required.  
12 Private Carrier State Permit Goods Vehicles Goods No Fee Routes within the state as required.  
13 Public Carrier Inter State Permit Goods Vehicles Goods No Fee Routes as required.  
14 Public Carrier State Permit Goods Vehicles Goods No Fee Routes within the state as required.  
15 Stage Carriage Permit Light Passenger Transport Vehicle Permit Up to 15,16 seaters Passenger No Fee Routes as required.  

Permits Issued by RTA(Regional Transport Authority)

The regional transport authority is empowered to issue regional road permits to transport vehicle for operation in and within the jurisdiction of the regional authority.

Serial Number Type of Permit Permit Category Vehicle type Passenger/ Goods Application Fee Details
1 Contract Carriage Permit Local Taxi 5 seaters Passenger No fee
2 Auto rickshaw 3 seaters Passenger No fee
3 Stage Carriage Permit Mini Bus 14 to 35 seaters Passenger No Fee
4 Line Bus 14 to 35 seaters Passenger No Fee
5 City Bus 14 to 35 seaters Passenger No Fee
6 Bazar Bus 14 to 35 seaters Passenger No Fee
7 Private Bus 14 to 35 seaters Passenger No Fee
8 Goods Carriage Permit Private Carrier Goods Permit Goods No Fee
9 Public Carrier Goods Permit Goods No Fee

There are two types of permit:

Periodic and Temporary.

A permit other than a temporary permit shall remain effective for a period of 5 (five) years.

Special permit:

In special occasion and circumstances, special road permits are granted for a very short duration on application made.

It is important to note that permits issued / granted are valid (subject to validity of the documents of the vehicles and compliance of all the conditions attached to permits). Using and permitting use of a transport vehicle in violation and contravention of the provision of the M.V. act and rules will attract penalty.

Other Transactions:

Renewal:

There is no fees for Renewal. But a fine is realised in permit is not renewed before the end of validity. The penalty is paid in the form of Treasury Challan.

Duplicate:

In case of loss of Permit , a customer can ask for printing of a duplicate permit, provided he/she brings the required documents and required fees. Fees of Rs. 50 is charged for the Duplicate permit.

Terminate Permit:

The permit has to surrendered. There is no fees for surrendering the permit, but a penalty is imposed if permit is not valid. After surrendering the permit a N.O.C. will be issued.

Replacement:

Replacement is done when the permit issued to one vehicle needs to be replaced by another vehicle of the same owner.

The permit has to surrendered. There is no fees for surrendering the permit, but a penalty is imposed if permit is not valid. Fees of Rs. 50/- is realised for Replacement. After paying the fees a Replacement Order and 'Time to place' ( A time period during which the vehicle has to be replaced) is issued.

The new vehicle number along with proof has to be provided to the R.T.A./S.T.A. If the replacement is done after the 'time to place' is over,a penalty is imposed.

Transfer of ownership of Vehicle:

In State Transport Authority, permit belonging to an individual cannot be transferred to a vehicle belonging to another person. If such a case arise the old permit is terminated. The new vehicle owner will have to apply for fresh permit.

But in Regional Transport Authority, transfer of permit from one individual to another is allowed. A fees of Rs. 50/- is realised.

Conversion from Passenger to Private:

In cases where the permit issued to a vehilce is converted to private. The permit has to be terminated. A copy of the new R.C. should be submitted then only can the permit be terminated.

Permits can be renewed on application made subject to compliance of the requirements.

The Regional Transport Authorities can also issue / extend the operation of permits in other regions subject to counter signature by the R.T.A. of the regions concerned.

Practically there are no restrictions for grant of permits to goods carriage vehicles, for transportation of public goods on hire.

National road permit and all India tourist permits for buses and taxies are granted liberally by S.T.A. on consideration of increasing trend of economic activities.

Being a hilly state, road transport is the only means of communication. Keeping in view the ever-increasing mobility of the public and movement of goods, permit facilities are expanded.

To support self-employment, road permits are also granted to auto-rickshaw to ply in a rural area and Shillong town.

To sum up, transport authorities having regard to overall public interest and economic growth, grant road permits.