The Central Motor Vehicles (Twentieth Amendment) Rules, 2021

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) on August 26, 2021 has issued the Central Motor Vehicles (Twentieth Amendment) Rules, 2021 to further amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989. The amendment in the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 are as follows: In Rule 47 which specifies “Application for registration of motor vehicles”, the following clauses has been 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” In Rule 48 which specifies “Issue of certificate of registration”, the proviso has been 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”. In Rule 50 (8) which specifies “The registration mark for BH-series vehicle generated randomly through the portal shall be in black on white background and shall be exhibited”, the sub-rule has been inserted. In Rule 51B which specifies “Principle for motor vehicle tax”, has been inserted, namely: - “In case of fully built non-transport vehicles, the motor vehicle tax shall be calculated electronically through the portal on the basis of invoice price excluding Goods and Services Tax (GST).” In Rule 54(3) which specifies “This rule, shall not apply to a vehicle having BH- Series registration mark. Provided that the owner of the vehicle bearing BH Series registration mark shall intimate the registering authority of his place of residence in Form 33, within thirty days, electronically through the portal, in case the vehicle is being kept in the State other than where the vehicle was earlier registered”, has been inserted. The Form 60 which specifies “Working Certificate”, has been inserted.