Draft Central Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Rules 2020

Apr 08, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team

Commercial Compliance

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways on March 18, 2020, has published the draft Central Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Rules, 2020 to further amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989.

The followings are the amendments made under the Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989: -

 Rule 8A: related to “minimum training required for driving E-rickshaw or E-cart”, it is specified that every applicant for obtaining a license to drive E-rickshaw or E-cart shall undergo training for a period of at least ten days and obtained a certificate of training from any institution authorized by the State Government.

 Rule 11: related to “conditions to be satisfied for learner’s license”, it is specified that within 7 days of submitting an application under Rule 10, every applicant for a learner's licence shall complete a tutorial on safe driving, electronically on a Portal, either accessed by the applicant himself or with the help of a Facilitation Centre.

 Rule 17A: related to “Permanently surrendering a class or classes of vehicles from the driving licence.”

 Rule 18A: related to issuance of duplicate driving licence.

 Rule 21A: related to placing names in public domain, seeking to revocation of a driving licence by an order passed by the licensing authority.

 Rule 23A: related to” National Register of Driving Licenses”, it is specified six months’ time period from the date of commencement of Rule, 2020 for collating electronic records on the Portal.

 Rule 48: Issue of certificate of registration is substituted with the Issue of certificate of registration for a fully built motor vehicle, by the owner or dealer. 

 Rule 48A: Inserted with “Issue of certificate of registration for a motor vehicle whose body has been fabricated separately to the purchased chassis”, by the dealer or owner. 

 Rule 49: under this every registering authority shall electronically maintain the registration records.

 Rule 53A: under this rule, in case of motor vehicle being registered in a separate state than the state of the dealer or purchased chassis on which the body has to be fabricated separately, temporary registration is required.

 Rule 59: related to an application for recording a change in residence in certificate of registration of motor vehicle shall be made by the owner of vehicle.

 Rule 75A: it is specified that, the Central government shall notify and maintain a portal for National register of Motor Vehicle in electronic records. 

 Rule 112: related to alteration of motor vehicle, it is specified that any alteration or retro fitment of safety equipment or any other equipment pursuant to any direction issued by the Central Government.

 Rule 144A: related to recording of adapted vehicle, it is specified that the owner must be within fourteen days from the date on which the endorsement of the adapted vehicle is made by the registering authority in the certificate of registration to the authorized insurer who has insured the vehicle the particulars of the adaptions made accompanied by the endorsed certificate of registration, so that the authorized insurer may make necessary changes in his record.

Any person likely to be affected thereby by the draft, are requested for objections or suggestions, if any, within 30 days from the date on which the copies of this notification published in the Gazette of India, are made available to the public. The objections and suggestions to these draft rules, if any, may be sent to the Joint Secretary (MVL), email: [email protected], Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Transport Bhawan, Parliament Street, New Delhi-110 001. 

[Notification No. G.S.R. 184(E)]


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