Introduction of Bharat Series (BH Series) Registration for Optional Basis
MINISTRY OF ROAD TRANSPORT AND HIGHWAYS
New Delhi, the 26th August, 2021
G.S.R. 594(E) .—Whereas the draft rules further to amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, were published, as required under sub-section (1) of section 212 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988), vide notification of the Government of India in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways number G.S.R. 276 (E), dated the 06th April, 2021 in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II, Section 3, Sub-section (i) inviting objections and suggestions from affected persons before the expiry of the period of thirty days from the date on which copies of the Gazette containing the said notification were made available to public;
Whereas, copies of the said notification published in the Gazette were made available to the public on the 06th April, 2021;
And whereas, the objections and suggestions received from the public in respect of the said draft rules have been considered by the Central Government.
Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by clause (a), clause (d) and clause (p) of section 64 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, namely:—
1. Short title and commencement.—(1) These rules may be called as the Central Motor Vehicles (Twentieth Amendment) Rules, 2021.
They shall come into force with effect from the 15th day of September, 2021.
2. In the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), in rule 47, in sub-rule (1), after clause (c), the following clauses shall be inserted, namely: —
“(ca) working certificate in Form 60, in case the applicant working in private sector applies for BH-Series registration mark;
(cb) Official Identity Card, in case the applicant working in Government office applies for BH-series registration mark;”.
3. In the said rules, in rule 48, after sub-rule (1), the following proviso shall be inserted, namely:—
“Provided that, in case of application for registration of vehicle under BH series, opted voluntarily by the vehicle owner, the registration mark shall be generated randomly through the portal after verification of working certificate in Form 60 or Official identity card, as the case may be, by the registering authority.”
4. In the said rules, in rule 50, after sub-rule (7), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely:—
“(8) The registration mark for BH-series vehicle generated randomly through the portal shall be in black on white background and shall be exhibited in the following manner, namely: —