Parliament has approved new rules of state registration of motor vehicles, according to the amendments to the law "On Road Traffic", proposed at the plenary session of the parliament Apr. 25.
According to the amendment, in order to carry out the state registration and register the vehicle, vehicle inspection will be carried out after comparing the engine and chassis numbers, as well as the color of the car body.
At present, vehicle inspection is not required during the first registration or re-registration of vehicles.
According to the changes, if the vehicle inspection must be carried out this year, but it was not carried out before the date when it was first registered or re-registered, the traffic police will require the vehicle inspection by law.
Minister for Excise & Taxation and Narcotics Control Mukesh Kumar Chawla has said that the Excise Department is considering for transfer of ownership of any vehicle that the transferee and transferor should appear before the Motor Registration Authority (MRA) for signing the transfer deed of the vehicle along with the original relevant file in order to maintain transparency in the registration and avoid any unpleasant situation.
This he said while presiding over a meeting at his office here on Monday, said a statement. Secretary Excise & Taxation and Narcotics Control Abdul Haleem Sheikh and Director General Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui also attended the meeting. He said that SOPs was being prepared for finalizing to hire consulting services to scan data and the facility for new registration of commercial and non- commercial vehicles and duplicate number plates might be provided at regional level to facilitate the owners of the vehicles.
Provision of facility for registration of auctioned vehicles at the regional headquarters is also underway, he added. Chawla directed the officers to facilitate the people and maintain transparency at all levels and if anyone was found guilty in any kind of maladministration and malfunctioning he would take severe action against him.
Other rules regarding the registration transfer process that you have to be aware of are concerned with road tax. To start with, the DVLA will not transfer a registration number to a vehicle that is not taxed. Usually, this means the vehicle receiving the registration number must be taxed, although you can still apply for the transfer and include an application for road tax at the same time.
The vehicle that currently has the registration number could have a SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification) instead of road tax, however, the SORN must be less than 12 months old (i.e. you can’t transfer a registration number from a vehicle that has had two or more SORNs in a row), and the vehicle must not have any breaks in its road tax record, i.e. a period of time when it had neither road tax nor a SORN.
If your SORN doesn’t meet any of these conditions, you will have to get road tax for the vehicle before you can transfer the registration.
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