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The Motor Vehicles Department has been established under section 213(1) of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988. This is a central act applicable throughout the country. Motor vehicle department is responsible for enforcing various provisions of this act. This department is headed by the Transport Commissioner.
Every state and city have their own RTO (Regional Transport Office). Every R.T.O is responsible to carry out the functions and activities that are laid out in Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
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Owning a motor vehicle is a dream for most people living in India. If an individual wishes to drive the vehicle in the country, he has to go through the vehicle registration process that is mandatory as per the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
Documents required for vehicle registration process at Regional Transport Office:
The vehicle owner will have to visit the RTO with the above documents. The documents need to be submitted and the applicable application fee has to be paid. On verification of the documents and inspection of the vehicle, the vehicle number is issued to the vehicle owner. After 7 days, a registration certificate is issued that acts as a proof stating the registration of the vehicle.
Re-registration of a motor vehicle can be done if the motor vehicle is moved to a different state. The documents required for re-registration of the vehicle are pretty much the same in addition to which NOC has to be obtained from the vehicle financer and the original registering certificate has to be submitted. On submitting the documents and paying the application fee, the vehicle is re-registered within a span of 15 days.
Transfer of vehicle ownership can be done by
RTOs are closed on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of every month.
To become an RTO officer, an individual is required to sit for an entrance examination, referred to as the RTO exam. This exam is held in all the states and conducted based on their own rules.
The eligibility criteria to become an RTO officer depends on the post one is seeking:
The Regional Transport Office is the organization of the Indian government responsible for registration of vehicles and the issue of drivers' licences. In addition to this, the RTO officer checks for motor insurance and grants certificate of fitness to transport vehicles.
DTO stands for District Transport Officer.
RC in RC book stands for Registration Certificate.
RTO stands for Regional Transport Office.
The Public Service Vehicle (PSV) badge is issued to drivers of public transport vehicles. PSV badges are issued by zonal transport offices as well as regional transport offices.
Form 20 is the Form of Application for Registration of Motor Vehicle.
Form 28 is the Application and Grant Of No Objection Certificate.
Form 21 is the Sale Certificate, issued by manufacturer/dealer or officer of Defence Department.
Yes; but you have to obtain an NOC from your current RTO office within a period of one year and get the vehicle registered in the new state within the period of one year.
Yes, vehicle tax can be paid online on the respective state government’s transport website.
Form 22 is the Initial Certificate of Compliance with Pollution Standards, Safety Standards of Components and Road-Worthiness.
No, RTOs are closed on second Saturdays.