The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) is planning to mandate linking mobile numbers of vehicle owners to their vehicle registration certificate (RC). Mobile numbers will also be required for renewal of an RC. These provisions are a part of draft rules that propose to amend the existing Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989. MoRTH is currently inviting suggestions and objections to the draft, and the final rules will come into effect on April 1, 2020. Comments can be emailed to the Joint Secretary (MVL) at firstname.lastname@example.org until an unspecified date. Mobile numbers will potentially be needed for: Application for a new RC A person can choose to have their mobile number on the RC The registering authority will have a copy of the application, meaning that state governments will have access to the mobile numbers of all the people who apply for an RC Renewal of RC of passenger vehicles Obtaining a duplicate RC Application of a new registration mark for a vehicle Application and grant of a no-objection certificate Transferring ownership of a vehicle Under the amended Motor Vehicles Act, 2019, a person has to apply for transferring the ownership of a vehicle, and the registering authority issues an NOC in return to acknowledge the transfer. Transferring ownership of a vehicle which is acquired or purchased from a public auction Intimating the registering authority about a change in address/residence Registering a vehicle by or on behalf of a diplomatic consul officer Application of a registration certificate in the…
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