Srinagar: New vehicle owners will no longer have to visit the Regional Transport Office for registration as the Motor Vehicles Department will issue registration certificates for new non-commercial vehicles only through authorized dealers from November 1.
As per an order (no. 09p-TC of 2017 dated 12-10-2017), registration of fresh non-commercial vehicles in Jammu and Kashmir “shall mandatorily be assisted through authorized dealers” for the “convenience of general public”.
The order says no registration authority (RTO/ARTO) shall entertain any file for new non-commercial vehicles manually or fees in cash or draft from the applicant from Ist November 2017.
“Authorized dealers shall prepare complete file consisting of form no.20 (Application), form no 21 (sales letter), form no 22, invoice of the vehicle, temporary registration number, pan card (or form 60 up to rupees 50000 transaction), Address proof and the insurance of the vehicles and deposit the same in the concerned registration authority (RTO/ARTO) for the approval and generation registration number of the vehicle,” it said.
Transport Commission Saughat Bishwas told Kashmir Reader that the move was aimed at the convenience of people, as for public “it was becoming difficult to roam in RTO office”.
“Now relationship will be specific between dealer and RTO official only and there will be no overcrowding of people inside RTO. WE can assure now speedy work,” he said.
“It is mandatory for all vehicles dealers to do this formality, and they have to charge the fee government has decided,” He said adding that in case of overcharging the people can contact the department.
Moreover, he said, temporary registrations will no longer be issued to dealers and already issued one have to be used by November 30.
Form December 2017 the dealers will have to generate temporary numbers through Vahan 4.0.