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New registration series for vehicles for seamless transfer across the States

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New Delhi, 28 August (H.S): The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways Saturday notified that it has introduced a new registration mark for new vehicles ? Bharat series (BH-series) which says that a vehicle with BH mark will not require a new registration mark when the owner shifts from one State to another.

?This facility will be available on voluntary basis to Defence personnel, employees of Central & State Govt; Central and State PSUs; and private sector companies having their offices in 4 or more States/UTs,” said a Ministry notification.

The Ministry said that an IT based solution for vehicle registration is one such effort. However, one of the pain points in the vehicle registration process that needed attention was re-registration of a vehicle while moving to another state.

?Station relocation occurs with both Government and private sector employees. Such movements create a sense of unease in the minds of much employees with regard to transfer of registration from the parent state to another state as, under section 47 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, a person is allowed to keep the vehicle for not more than 12 months in any state other than the state where the vehicle is registered, but a new registration with the new state-registering authority has to be made within the stipulated time of 12 months,” the notification further said.