Transport ministry proposes amendments in rules governing BH series registration mark

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highway has issued a new draft notification proposing new rules to further increase the scope of implementation of the BH series registrations.

The transport ministry has proposed new rules with the key feature that the transfer of vehicles with BH series registration mark to other persons, who are eligible or ineligible for the BH series, has been facilitated.

Moreover, vehicles currently having regular registration marks can also be converted to BH series registration marks subject to payment of requisite tax, to facilitate persons who subsequently become eligible for BH series registration marks, the ministry said.

The draft notification issued by MoRTH said, ” Provided that application for registration of vehicle under BH series, opted voluntarily by the vehicle owner, shall be made to any registering authority of the state, in which the vehicle owner has either permanent residence or place of work and the registration mark shall be generated randomly through the portal after verification of working certificate in Form 60 or Official identity card, as the case may be, by the registering authority.”

It further added, “Provided further that if a vehicle registered in BH-Series, is transferred in the name of such person who is not eligible for BH-Series, as per clause (ca) or (cb) of sub-rule (1) of rule 47, then such vehicle shall be liable for assignment of new registration mark from regular registration series.”

The notification also mentioned, “Provided also that if a vehicle registered in BH-Series, is transferred in the name of such person who is eligible for BH-Series, then such vehicle shall continue to be validly registered under BH series so long as transferee remains eligible for BH series.”

“Provided also that if at any time owner of vehicle registered in BH-Series, ceases to be eligible for BH-Series, as per clause (ca) and (cb) of sub-rule (1) of rule 47, then such vehicle shall continue to be registered under BH series for the remaining period for which tax has been paid.” the draft said.

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