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New MV Rules: Now No Need to Carry License, RC, Insurance from Oct 1

Tooba Maher
Tooba Maher
New MV Rules
New MV Rules

The central government is set to digitise documents such as maintenance of vehicles, driving licences and e-challans that will now be done by an information technology portal from October 1, 2020. This can be seen as a step towards easing commuter convenience by the government.

Vehicular documents found validated through electronic means will not be demanded in physical forms for inspection. Also, the details of driving licences disqualified or revoked by the licensing authority shall be recorded and updated chronologically in the portal.

A recently issued notifications by the "Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) has regarding various amendments in Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989 requiring the implementation of enforcement, Maintenance of Vehicular Documents and E-Challans through portal w.e.f 1.10.2020 for better monitoring and enforcement of MV Rules," said MoRTH in a statement.

It added, use of IT services and electronic monitoring will result in better enforcement of traffic rules in the country & will lead to removing harassment of drivers and would facilitate the citizens. This was required after the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019 was passed & published on August 9, 2019, the government said.

"The amendment inter-alia gives for the definition for Challan, Portal inserted as a requirement for providing the services by IT and further the enforcement of electronic monitoring and enforcement," it said.

Details of driving licences disqualified/revoked by the licensing authority will be recorded chronologically in the portal. This record shall be reflected on a regular basis on the portal which has been provided for. Thus, the record shall be maintained electronically & the driver behaviour would be monitored further.

The statement further said, provisions have been made for the procedure for Production & Obtaining Certificates in physical and also in electronic form, the validity, issuance of such documents and further the date & time stamping of inspection and identity of the Officer will be recorded.

It has been provided that if the details of the documents are found validated through the electronic means by the enforcement officer then physical forms of such documents shall not be demanded for inspection, including in cases where there is an offence made out necessitating seizure of any such documents, the statement said.

The statement added, "Further upon demanding/inspecting any documents, the date and time stamp of inspection & identity of the police officer in uniform or any other officer authorized by the State Government, will be recorded on the Portal. It would help in unnecessary re-checking or inspection of vehicles and would also remove harassment to the drivers."

It has been given that the use of hand held communications devices while driving shall solely be used for route navigation in such a manner that it will not disturb the concentration of the driver while driving. The government said that certain amendments in the Motor Vehicles (Driving) Regulations 2017 have been made to align it to the Amendment in the Act example use of handheld device, inspection of documents in electronic form etc.

Source: PTI

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