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  • August 28, 2021
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Part of: Prelims and GS – III- Economy

In news: Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has introduced a new registration mark for new vehicles i.e. Bharat series (BH-series).

  • This series will help in the vehicle re-registration process while moving from one state to another state.

Key Takeaways

  • Need for new registration – Under section 47 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, a person is allowed to keep the vehicle for not more than 12 months in any state other than the state where the vehicle is registered.
  • But a new registration with the new state- registering authority has to be made within the stipulated time of 12 months.
  • A passenger vehicle user takes the following steps to re-register a vehicle
    • No Objection Certificate from the Parent State for assignment of a new registration mark in another state.
    • Assignment of new registration mark after the road tax on prorata basis is paid in the new State
    • Application for refund of road tax in parent State on pro rata basis.
  • Registration Mark Format in BH-series that will facilitate seamless transfer of vehicles is YY BH #### XX.
  • YY is the code for Year of 1st registration, BH is the code for Bharat Series, #### for 0000 to 9999, XX for Alphabets (AA to ZZ).
  • A vehicle bearing this BH-series registration mark shall not require assignment of a new registration mark when the owner of the vehicle shifts from one State to another.
  • This vehicle registration facility under “BH-series” will be available on voluntary basis to
  • Defense personnel,
  • Employees of Central & State Governments/ Central & State PSUs,
  • Employees of private sector companies/organizations, which have their offices in 4 or more States/UTs.

Source: PIB

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