Government Seeks Suggestions For Ownership Details In Vehicle Registration Documents
Vehicle travel along Marine Drive in Mumbai, India, on July 14, 2020. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

Government Seeks Suggestions For Ownership Details In Vehicle Registration Documents

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The government on Thursday said it has invited suggestions on a draft notification for clearly mentioning ownership type of motor vehicles in registration documents.

The notification was issued on Aug. 18 for amending Form 20 under the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989.

"It has come to the notice of the ministry that the ownership details are not properly reflected under the ownership under the various Forms under CMVR required for registration of the motor vehicles," the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said in a statement.

It is proposed to amend Form 20 of the CMVR, 1989 to capture detailed ownership type such as autonomous body, central government, charitable trust, driving training school, divyangjan, educational institute, local authority, multiple owners, police department etc, the statement said.

The ministry said the changes are also proposed to ensure that the benefits of GST and other concessions are being provided to the ‘divyangjan’ (physically disabled) under various schemes of the government for the purchase /ownership/ operation of the motor vehicles.

As per the current details under CMVR 1989, the ownership captured does not reflect the details of the ‘divyangjan’ citizens.

"It becomes difficult for such ‘divyangjan’ citizens to properly avail various benefits available under government schemes like the benefits to the ‘divyangjan’ as per scheme for financial incentives of the Department of Heavy Industries," it said.

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With the proposed amendments, such ownership details would be properly reflected and ‘divyangjan’ would be able to avail the benefits under various schemes, the statement said.

It said the suggestions or comments in this respect can be sent to the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Transport Bhavan, New Delhi.

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