CENTRAL MOTOR VEHICLES RULES, 1989

 

CHAPTER-I

PRELIMINARY

 

1.         Short title and commencement 

 

2.         Definitions

 

CHAPTER II

LICENSING OF DRIVERS OF MOTOR VEHICLES

General

 

3.         General.

 

4.         Evidence is to the correctness of address and age.

 

5.         Medical certificate

 

6.         Exemption from production of medical certificate

 

7.         Affixing of photograph to medical certificate.

 

8.         [Omitted]

 

9.         Educational qualifications for drivers of goods carriages carrying dangerous or hazardous goods

           

LEARNER’S LICENCE

 

10.       Application for learner’s licence

           

11.       Preliminary test

           

12.       Consent of parent or guardian in the case of application by minor

 

13.       Form of learner’s licence

 

Driving licence

           

14.       Application for a driving licence

           

15.       Driving test

           

16.       Form of driving licence.

           

17.       Addition to driving licence

           

18.       Renewal of driving licence

           

19.       Refund of fee

 

20.       Driving licence to drive motor vehicle belonging to the Defence Department

 

Disqualification

           

21.       Powers of licensing authority to disqualify

 

ENDORSEMENT IN DRIVING LICENCE

 

22.       Endorsement by courts

 

STATE REGISTER

 

23.       State Register of driving licences

 

DRIVING SCHOOL AND ESTABLISHMENTS

           

24.       Driving schools and establishments 

           

25.       Duration of a licence renewal thereof.

 

26.       Issue of duplicate licence

 

27.       General conditions to be observed by the holder of licence

 

28.       Power of the licensing authority to suspend or revoke licence.

 

29.       Appeal.

 

30.       Procedure for appeal.

 

31.       Syllabus for importing instruction in driving of motor vehicles.

 

31A.    Temporary licence.

 

32.       Fees

 

CHAPTER III

REGISTRATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES

Trade Certificate

           

33.       Condition for exemption from registration

 

34.       Trade certificate.

 

35.       Grant or renewal of trade certificate.

 

36.       Refund.

           

37.       Period of validity

 

38.       Issue of duplicate certificate

 

39.       Use of trade registration mark and number.

 

40.       Restrictions on use of trade certificate or trade registration mark and number.

 

41.       Purposes for which motor vehicle with trade certificate may be used.

           

42.       Delivery of vehicle subject to registration.

           

43.       Register of trade certificate.

           

44.       Suspension or cancellation of trade certificate.

           

45.       Appeal.

           

46.       Procedure for appeal

 

Registration

           

47.       Application for registration of motor vehicles.

           

48.       Issue of certificate of registration.

           

49.       Registration records to be kept by the registering authority.

 

50.       Form and manner of display of registration marks on the motor vehicles.

           

51.       Size of letters and numerals of the registration mark.

           

52.       Renewal of certificate of registration

           

53.       Issue of duplicate certificate of registration

 

54.       Assignment of new registration mark.

 

55.       Transfer of ownership.

 

56.       Transfer of ownership on death of owner of the vehicle.

 

57.       Transfer of ownership of vehicle purchased in public auction.

 

58.       No-objection certificate.

 

59.       Change in residence.

 

60.       Endorsement of hire-purchase agreements, etc.

 

61.       Termination of Hire-purchase agreements, etc.

 

Certificate of Fitness

           

62.       Validity of certificate of fitness

           

63.       Regulation and control of authorised testing station.

           

64.       Duration of letter of authority.

           

65.       General conditions to be observed by the holder of letter of authority.

           

66.       Issue of duplicate letter of authority.

           

67.       Supervision of authorised testing stations.

 

68.       Power of registering authority or Regional Transport Authority to call for information.

 

69.       Power of registering authority to suspend or cancel the letter of authority or forfeit security deposit 

 

70.       Appeal.

 

71.       Procedure for appeal.

 

72.       Voluntary surrender of letter of authority

 

73.       Tax clearance certificate to be submitted to the testing station

 

Registration of Vehicles belonging to the Central Government

used for Defence Purpose

 

74.       Assignment of registration marks to the vehicles belonging to the Central Government used for defence purposes

 

State Register of Motor Vehicles

           

75.       State Register of Motor Vehicles.

 

Special Provisionfor Registration of Motor Vehicles

of Diplomatic Officers, etc.

           

76.       Registration of vehicles of diplomatic and consular officers

           

76A.    Application of rules 76 to 80 to organisations notified under the United Nations (Privileges and Immunities) Act, 1947

           

77.       Exhibition of registration mark.

 

78.       Assignment of new registration mark on removal of vehicle to another State.

 

79.       Suspension and cancellation of registration of vehicle registered under rule 76.

           

80.       Transfer or disposal of motor vehicle registered under rule 76.

                       

Fees

           

81.       Fees.

                       

CHAPTER IV

CONTROL OF TRANSPORT VEHICLES

Tourist PerMits

           

82.       Tourist permits.

           

83.       Authorisation fee.

 

84.       Right of operation.

 

85.       Additional conditions of tourist permit.

 

85B.    Additional conditions of every tourist permit in respect of motor cabs.

 

National Permits

           

86.       Application for national permit.

           

87.       Form, contents and duration of authorisation.

           

88.       Age of motor vehicle for the purpose of national permit.

           

89.       Quarterly return to be filed by a national permit holder.

           

90.       Additional conditions for national permit.

                       

CHAPTER V

CONSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT AND MAINTENANCE

OF MOTOR VEHICLES

Preliminary

           

91.       Definitions.

           

92.       General.

 

Overall Dimension

           

93.       Overall dimension of motor vehicles.

 

Size, Nature and Condition of Tyres

           

94.       Condition of tyres.

           

95.       Size and ply rating of tyres.

 

Brakes, Steering Gears, Safety Glass and Windscreen Wipers

                       

96.       Brakes.

                       

97.       Brakes for trailers.

                       

98.       Steering gears.

                       

99.       Forward and backward motion.

                       

100.     Safety glass.

                       

101.     Windscreen wiper.

                       

102.     Signalling devices, direction indicators and stoplights.

                       

103.     Position of the indicator.

                       

104.     Fitment of reflectors.

                       

105.     Lamps.

                       

106.     Deflection of lights.

                       

107.     Top lights.

                       

108.     Use of red or white light.

                       

109.     Parking light.

 

110.     Lamp on auto-rickshaws and three-wheelers with engine capacity not exceeding 500 cc.

           

111.     Prohibition of spotlights, etc.

 

Smoke, Vapour, Spark, Ashes, Grit and Oil

           

112.     Exhaust gases.

           

113.     Location of exhausts pipes.

           

114.     Exhaust pipes of public service vehicles.    

 

115.     Emission of smoke, vapour, etc. from motor vehicles.

           

116.     Test for smoke emission level and carbon monoxide level for vehicles.

 

Speed Governors

           

117.     Speedometer.

           

118.     Speed governor.

 

Reduction of Noise

           

119.     Horns.

 

120.     Silencers.

           

121.     Painting of motor vehicles.

 

Chassis Number and Engine Number

 

122.     Embossment of the chassis number and engine number and date of manufacture.

 

SAFETY DEVICES

Safety devices for Drivers, Passengers and Road Users

           

123.     Safety devices in motor cycle.

           

124.     Safety, standards of components.

 

125.     Commencement

 

126.     Prototype of every motor vehicle to be subject to test.

 

126A. Testing agencies.

           

127.     Quality certificate by manufacturer.

 

Special Provisions

           

128.     Tourist vehicles other than motor cabs, etc.

           

129.     Transportation of goods of dangerous or hazardous nature to human life.

           

129A. Spark arrester.

           

130.     Manner of display of class labels.

 

131.     Responsibility of the consignor for safe transport of dangerous or hazardous goods.

 

132.     Responsibility of the transporter or owner of goods carriage.

 

133.     Responsibility of the driver.

           

134.     Emergency information panel.

           

135.     Driver to be instructed.

           

136.     Driver to report to the police station about accident.

           

137.     Class labels.

 

CHAPTER VI

CONTROL OF TRAFFIC

           

138.     Signals and additional safety measures for motor cycle.

           

139.     Production of licence and certificate of registration.

 

CHAPTER VII

INSURANCE OF MOTOR VEHICLES AGAINST THIRD PARTY RISKS

           

140.     Definitions.

 

inland Insurance

           

141.     Certificate of insurance.

           

142.     Cover notes.

           

143.     Issue of certificate and cover notes.

 

144.     Transfer of certificate of insurance.

 

145.     Exclusion of advertising matter.

 

146.     Certificates or cover notes lost, destroyed, torn, soiled, defaced or mutilated.

           

147.     Records to be maintained by authorised insurers.

           

148.     Record of exempted vehicles.

           

149.     Supply of information.

           

150.     Furnishing of copies of reports to Claims Tribunal.

           

151.     Establishment of fund.

           

152.     Amount of the fund.

           

153.     Investment of the fund.

 

154.     Securities held as a deposit in the fund.

 

155.     Deposit procedure.

 

156.     Interest on deposit.

 

157.     Withdrawal.

 

158.     Settlement of claims.

 

Foreign Insurance

           

159.     List of foreign insurers.

           

160.     Guarantor of foreign insurer.

 

161.     Endorsement of certificate of foreign insurance.

 

162.     Validity of certificate of foreign insurance.

 

163.     Maintenance of records by the guarantor.

 

CHAPTER VIII

OFFENCES, PENALTIES AND PROCEDURE

           

164.     Offences for the purpose of section 208.

           

 

FORMS

 

ANNEXURES

 

 

 

CENTRAL MOTOR VEHICLES RULES, 1989

 

CHAPTER I

PRELIMINARY

 

1.         Short title and commencement. -

 

(1)        These rules may be called the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.

 

(2)        Save as otherwise provided in sub-rule (3) 1[and sub-rule (2) of rule 103,] these rules shall come into force on the lst day of July, 1989.

 

(3)        The provisions 1[of rule 9,] sub-rule (3) of rule 16, sub-rule (4) of rule 96, sub-rule (3) of rule 103, sub-rule (3) of rule 105, rule 113, sub-rules (2), (3), (4) or (5) of rule 115, rules 118, 122, 124, 125, 126 and 127 shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

 

1.         Inserted by GSR 933(E) dt. 28-10-1989.

 

2.         Definitions. - In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires-

 

(a)        “Act” means the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988);

 

1[(b)        “Agricultural tractor” means any mechanically propelled 4-wheel vehicle designed to work with suitable implements for various field operations and/ or trailers to transport agricultural materials.  Agricultural tractor is a non-transport vehicle;

 

(c)        “Agricultural trailer-” means a trailer generally left uncovered with single/double axle construction, which is coupled to an agricultural tractor by means of two hooks and predominantly used for transporting agricultural materials;]

 

2[(d)]        “Financier” means a person with whom the registered owner of a motor vehicle has entered into an agreement of hire-purchase, lease or hypothecation in respect of such vehicle and whose name is entered in the certificate of registration as referred to in Form 34.

 

2[(e)]         “Form” means a Form appended to these rules;

 

2[(f)]         “Section” means a section of the Act;

 

2[(g)l         “Trade certificate” means a certificate issued by the registering authority under rule 35;

 

2[(h)]         “Non transport vehicle” means a motor vehicle which is not a transport vehicle.

 

1.         Added by GSR 338(E) dt. 26-3-1993.

2.         Relettered by GSR 338(E) dt. 26-3-1993.

 

CHAPTER II

LICENSING OF DRIVERS OF MOTOR VEHICLES

 

GENERAL

 

3.         General. -The provisions of sub-section (1) of section 3 shall not apply to a person while receiving instructions or gaining experience in driving with the object of presenting himself for a test of competence of drive, so long as -

 

(a)        Such person is the holder of an effective learner’s licence issued to him in Form 3 to drive the vehicle;

 

(b)        Such person is accompanied by an instructor holding an effective driving licence to drive the vehicle and such instructor is sitting in such a position as to control or stop the vehicle; and

 

(c)        There is painted, in the front and the rear of the vehicle or on a plate or card affixed to the front and the rear, the letter “L” in red on a white background as under: -

 L

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Note:  The painting on the vehicle or on the plate or card shall not be less than 18 centimeters square and the letter “L” shall not be less thin 10 centimeters high, 2 centimetres thick and 9 centimeters wide at the bottom.

 

PROVIDED that a person, while receiving instructions or gaining experience in driving a motorcycle (with or without a side-car attached), shall not carry any other person on the motorcycle except for the purpose and in the manner referred to in clause (b).

 

1[4.       Evidence as to the correctness of address and age. -Every applicant for the issue of a licence under this Chapter shall produce as evidence of his address and age, any one or more of the following documents in original or relevant extracts thereof duly attested by a gazette officer of the Central Government or of a State (Government or an officer of a local body who is equivalent in rank to a gazette officer of the government or Village Administration Officer or Municipal Corporation Councillor or Panchayat President, namely, -

 

1.         Ration card,

 

2.         Electoral roll,

 

3.         Life insurance policy,

 

4.         Passport,

 

5.         Electricity or telephone bill,

 

6.         Pay Slip issued by any office of the Central Government or State Government or a local body;

 

7.         House tax receipt,

 

8.         School certificate,

 

9.         Birth certificate,

 

10.       Certificate granted by a registered medical practitioner not below the rank of a civil surgeon, as to the age of the applicant:

 

PROVIDED that “where the applicant is not able to produce any of the above mentioned documents for sufficient reason, the licensing authority may accept any affidavit sworn by the applicant before an Executive Magistrate, or a First Class judicial Magistrate or a Notary Public as evidence of age and address.]

 

1.         Substituted by GSR 338(E) dt. 26-3-1993.

 

5.         Medical certificate. -

 

1[(1)]    Every application for the issue of learner’s licence, or a driving licence, or for making an addition of another class of description of motor vehicle to a driving licence, or for renewal of 2 a learner’s licence or a driving licence, shall be accompanied by a medical certificate in 2[Form IA] issued by a registered medical practitioner referred to in subsection (3) of section 8.

 

3[(2)     An application for a medical certificate shall contain a declaration in Form 1.

 

(3)        A medical certificate issued in Form 1A shall be valid for a period of one year from the date of issue. It shall be accompanied by a passport size copy of the photograph or the applicant.

 

1.         Renumbered by GSR 933 (E) dt. 28-10-1989.

2.         Substituted by GSR 933 (E) dt. 28-10-1989.

3          Inserted by GSR 923 (E) dt. 28-10-1989.

 

6.         Exemption from production of medical certificate

 

Any person who has, after the date of commencement of these rules, produced a Medical certificate in connection with the obtaining of a learners licence or a driving licence, whether for initial issuance or for renewal thereof, or for addition of another class of motor vehicles to his driving licence, shall not be required to produce medical certificate, except where the application is aide for the renewal of a driving licence.

 

7.         Affixing of photograph to medical certificate

 

A photograph of the applicant shall be affixed at the appropriate place shown in 1[Form 1A] and the registered Medical practitioner shall affix his signature and seal to the said photograph in such a Banner that the signature and the seal appear partly on the      photograph and partly on the form of the medical certificate.

 

1.         Substituted by GSR 933 (E) dt. 28-10-1989.

 

8.         1[*

 

1          Omitted by GSR 933(E) dt. 28-10-1989.

 

1[9.      Educational qualifications for drivers of goods carriages carrying dangerous or hazardous goods:

 

2[(1)    One year from the date of commencement of Central Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Rules, 1993, any person driving a goods carriage carrying goods of dangerous or hazardous nature to human life share, in addition to being the holder of a driving licence to drive a transport vehicle, also have the ability to read and write at least one Indian language out of those specified in the VII Schedule of the Constitution and English and also possess a certificate of having successful), passed a course consisting of following syllabus and periodicity connected with the transport of such goods:

 

1.         Substituted by GSR 933(E) dt. 28-10-1989.

2.         Substituted by GSR 338(E) dt. 26-3-1993.

 

Period of training

 

3 days

Place of training

At any institute recognised by the State Government

Syllabus

A.        Defencive driving

Questionnaire 

Duration of training for

Cause of accidents

A and B-Ist and 2nd day

Accidents statistics

 

Driver’s personal fitness

 

Car condition

 

Braking distance

 

Highway driving

 

Road /Pedestrian crossing

 

Railway crossing

 

Adapting to weather

 

Head on collision

 

Rear end collision

 

Night driving

 

Films and discussion

 

B.         Advance Driving skills and Training

(i)         Discussion

 

Before starting

-Check list

 

-Outside/below/near/vehicle

 

-Product side

 

-Inside vehicle

During driving

-Correct speed /gear

 

-Signalling

 

-Lane control

 

-Overtaking/giving side

 

-Speed limit/safe distance

 

-Driving on slopes

Before stopping           

-Safe stopping place, signalling, road width, condition

After stopping

-preventing vehicle movement

 

-wheel clocks

 

-vehicle attendance

Night driving

 

(ii)        Field test training

-1 driver at a time

                       

 

           

C. Product safety                      -UN classification                     Duration

 

            UN Panel                     -Hazchem Code                       of training

 

                                                -Toxicity,                                  for (C)

 

                                                Flammability,                            third day

 

                                                other definitions

 

            Product information            -Tremcards

 

                                                -CIS/MSDS

 

                                                -Importance of temperature

 

                                                pressure, level

 

                                                -Explosive limits

 

                                                -Knowledge about equipment

 

            Emergency procedure         -Communication

 

                                                -Spillage handling

 

                                                -Use of PPE

                       

                                                -Fire-fighting

 

                                                -First aid

 

                                                -Toxic release control

 

                                                -Protection of wells, rivers,

                                                lakes, etc.

 

                                                  -Use of protective equipment

 

                                                -Knowledge about valves, etc.]

 

(2)        The holder of a driving licence possessing the minimum educational qualification or the certificate referred to in sub-rule (1), shall make an application in writing on a plain paper along with his driving licence and the relevant certificate to the licensing authority in whose jurisdiction he resides for making necessary entries in his driving licence and if the driving licence is in Form 7 the application shall be accompanied by the fee as is referred to in Sl.  No. 8 of the Table to rule 32

 

(3)        The licensing authority, on receipt of the application referred to in sub-rule (2), shall make an endorsement in the driving licence of the applicant to the effect that he is authorised to drive a goods carriage carrying goods of dangerous or hazardous nature to human life.

 

(4)        A licensing authority other than the original licensing authority making any such endorsement shall communicate the fact to the original licensing authority.]

 

Learner’ Licence

 

10.       Application for learner’s licence      

 

An application for the grant or renewal of a learners licence shall be made in Form         and shall be accompanied by-

 

(a)        Save as otherwise provided in rule 6, a medical certificate in 1[Form IA].

 

(b)        Three copies of the applicant’’ recent 1[passport size photograph]

 

(c)        Appropriate fee as specified in rule 32

 

(d)        In the case of an application for medium goods vehicle, a medium passenger motor vehicle, a heavy goods vehicle, or a heavy passenger motor vehicle, the driving licence held by the applicant.

 

1.           Substituted by GSR 933 (E)  dt.. 28-10-1989.

 

11.       Preliminary test

 

(1)        Save as otherwise provided in sub-rule (2), every applicant for a learner’s licence shall present himself before the licensing authority on such date, place and time, as the licensing authority may appoint, for a test and satisfy such authority that the applicant possesses adequate knowledge and understanding of the following matters, namely,-

 

(a)        The traffic signs, traffic signals and the rules of the road regulations made under section 118;

 

(b)        The duties of a driver when his vehicle is involved in an accident resulting in the death or bodily injury to a person or damage to property of a third party;

 

(c)        The precautions to be taken while passing an unmanned railway crossing; and

 

(d)        The documents he should carry with him while driving a motor vehicle.

 

1[(1A).  In determining as to whether an applicant possesses adequate knowledge and undertaking of the matters referred to in sub-rule (1) the licensing authority shall put to the applicant questions of objective type such as specified in Annexure VI.

 

Explanation: For the purposes of this sub-rule, “adequate knowledge” means answering correctly at least 60 percent of the questions put to him.

 

(2)        Nothing contained in sub-rule (1) shall apply to the following class of applicants, namely,-

 

(a).       The holder of an effective driving licence

 

(b)        The holder of a driving licence which has expired but five year, have not elapsed,

 

(c)                The holder of a learner’s licence issued or renewed after the commencement of these rules.

 

1.         Inserted by GSR 933 (E) dt. 28-10-1989.

 

12.       Consent of parent or guardian in the case of application by minor:

 

In the case of an application for a learner’s licence to drive a motorcycle without gear by an applicant under the proviso to sub-section (1) of section 4, the application shall be signed by the parent or guardian of the applicant.

 

13.       Form of learner’s licence:

 

Every learner’s licence issued by the licensing authority shall be in Form 3.

 

DRIVING LICENCE

 

14.       Application for a driving licence:

 

An application for a driving licence shall be made in Form 4 and shall be accompanied by-

 

(a)        An effective learner’s licence to drive the vehicle of the type to which the application relates;

 

(b)        Appropriate fee as specified in rule 32, for the test of competence of drive and issue of licence;

 

(c)        Three copies of the applicant’s recent 1[passport size photograph];

 

(d)        Save as otherwise provided in rule 6, a medical certificate in 1[Form 1A];

 

(e)        A driving certificate in Form 5 issued by the school or establishment from where the applicant received instruction, if any.

 

1.         Substituted by GSR 933 (E) dt. 28-10-1989.

 

15.       Driving test

 

(1)        No person shall appear for the test of competence to drive unless he has held Learner’s licence for a period of at least 1[thirty days].

 

(2)        The test of competence to drive referred to in sub-section (3) of section 9 shall be conducted by the licensing authority or such other person as may be authorised in this behalf by the State Government in a vehicle of the type to which the application relates.

 

(3)        The applicant shall satisfy the person conducting the test that he is able to-

 

(a)        Adjust the rear-view mirror;

 

(b)        Take suitable precautions before starting the engine;

 

(c)        Move away safely and smoothly straight ahead at an angle, while at the same time engaging all gears until the top gear is reached.

 

(d)        To change to the lower gears quickly from the top gear when the traffic conditions warrant such change;

 

(e)        Change quickly to lower gears when driving downhill;

 

(f)         Stop and re-start the vehicle on a steep upward incline making proper use of the hand-brake or of the throttle and the foot-brake without any rolling back, turn right and left corners correctly and make proper use of the rear-view mirror before signalling;

 

(g)        Overtake, allow to be overtaken, meet or cover the path of other vehicles safely and take an appropriate course of the road with proper caution giving appropriate signals;

 

 

(h)        Give appropriate traffic signals at the appropriate time, in clear and unmistakable manner by hand or by electrical indicators fitted to the vehicle.

 

(i)         Change lanes with proper signals and with due care;

 

(j)         Stop the vehicle in an emergency or otherwise, and in the latter case, bring it to rest at an appropriate course on the road safely, giving appropriate signals;

 

(k)        In the case of vehicle having a reverse gear, driving the vehicle backwards, reverse it into a limited opening either to the right or left under control and with reasonable accuracy;

 

(1)        Cause the vehicle to face in the opposite direction by means of forward and reverse gears;

 

(m)       Take correct and prompt action on the signals given by traffic signs, traffic lights, traffic controllers, policemen and take appropriate action on signs given by other road users;

 

(n)        Act correctly at pedestrian crossings, which are not regulated by traffic light or traffic police, by giving preference to persons crossing the roads;

 

(o)        Keep well to the left in normal driving;

 

(p)        Regulate speed to suit varying road and traffic conditions;

 

(q)      Demonstrate general control of the vehicle by confident steering and smooth gear changing and braking as and when necessary;

 

(r)       Make proper use of the rear-view minor before signalling, beginning manouevring, moving away, altering the course to overtake, turning right or stopping;

 

(s)       Use the proper side when driving straight, turning right, turning left and at junction of the road;

 

(t)       Make proper use of accelerator, clutch, gears, and brakes (hand and foot) steering and horn;

 

(u)      Anticipate the actions of pedestrians, drivers of other vehicles and cyclists;

 

 

(v)      Take precautions at cross roads and on road junctions with regard to:

 

(i)         Adjustment of speed on approach,

 

(ii)        Proper use of rear-view mirror,

 

(iii)       Correct positioning of the vehicle before and after turning to the right or left,

 

(iv)       Avoidance of cutting right hand corners,

(v)        Looking right, left and right again before crossing or emerging,

 

(w)     Concentrate in driving without his attention being distracted, It and to demonstrate the presence of mind;

 

(x)      Show courtesy and consideration for the safety and convenience of other road users, such as pedestrians, drivers of other motor vehicles or cyclists.

 

1.         Substituted by GSR 933 (E) dt. 28-10-1989.

 

16.       Form of driving licence:

 

(1)        Every driving licence issued or renewed by a licensing authority shall be in Form 6.

 

(2)        Where the licensing authority has the necessary apparatus, for the issue of a laminated card type driving licence, such card type driving licence shall be in Form 7.

 

(3)        On and from the date of commencement of this sub-rule, every driving licence issued or renewed by the licensing authority shall be in Form 7.

 

17.       Addition to driving licence

 

(1)        An application for addition of another class or description of motor vehicle the driving licence shall be made in Form 8 to the licensing authority and shall be accompanied by-

 

(a)        An effective learner’s licence and driving licence held by the applicant;

 

(b)        In the case of an application for addition of a transport vehicle, the driving certificate in Form 5;

 

(c)        1[* * *]

 

(d)        Appropriate fee as specified in rule 32

 

(2)        The provisions of sub-section (l), sub-section (3) and sub-section (4) of section 9 shall, in so far as may be, apply in relation to an application under sub-section (1) as they apply in relation to an application for the grant of a driving licence.

 

1.         Omitted by GSR 933 (E) dt. 28-10-1989.

 

18.       Renewal of driving licence

 

(1)        An application for the renewal of a driving licence shall be made in Form 9 to the licensing authority having jurisdiction over the area in which the applicant ordinarily resides or carries on business and shall be accompanied by-

 

(a)        Appropriate fee as specified in rule 32;

 

(b)        Three copies of the applicant’s recent 1[passport size photograph], if renewal is to be made in Form 6;

 

(c)        The driving licence;

 

(d)        The medical certificate in 1[Form 1A].

 

(2)        Where the driving licence authorizes the holder of such licence to drive a transport vehicle as well as any other vehicle, then the licensing authority shall, subject to the production of medical certificate, renew, such licence for the appropriate period as specified in sub-section (2) of section 14.

 

1.         Substituted by GSR 933 (E) dt. 28-10-1989.

 

19.       Refund of fee

 

Where the licensing authority rejects an application for the renewal of a driving licence under sub-section (5) of section 15, it shall refund half of the fee paid for such renewal to the applicant, on an application made by him in that behalf not later than thirty days from the date of receipt of the order rejecting the application.

 

20.       Driving licence to drive motor vehicle belonging to the Defence Department:  

 

The authorities for the purposes of sub-section (1) of section 18 shall be-

 

(i)         All the officers commanding of units of Army of and above the rank of Major-

 

(ii)        All the officers commanding of units of Navy of and above the rank of Lieutenant Commander;

 

(iii)       All the officers-commanding of units of Air Force of and above the rank of Squadron Leaders.

 

Disqualification

 

21.       Powers of licensing authority to disqualify

 

For the purposes of clause (f) of sub-section (1) of section 19, the commission of the following acts by a holder of a driving licence shall constitute nuisance or danger to the public, namely:

 

(1)        Theft of motor vehicle

 

(2)        Assault on passengers.

 

(3)        Theft of personal effects of passengers

 

(4)        Theft of goods carried in goods carriages.

 

(5)        Transport of goods prohibited under any law.

 

(6)        1[Driver, while driving a transport vehicle, engaging himself in activity which is likely to disturb his concentration.]

 

(7)        Abduction of passengers

 

(8)        Carrying overload in goods carriages

 

(9)        Driving at speed exceeding the specified limit

 

(10)      Carrying persons in goods carriage, either inside the driver’s cabin in excess of its capacity or on the vehicle, whether for hire or not.

 

(11)      Failing to comply with the provisions of section l34

 

(12)      Failure to stop when signal led to do so by any person authorised to do so.

 

(13)      Misbehavior with and showing discourtesy to passengers, intending passengers or consignors and consignees of goods

 

(14)      Smoking while driving public service vehicles

 

(15)      Abandoning vehicle in a public place causing inconvenience to other road users or to passengers in the vehicle

 

(17)      Interfering with any person mounting or preparing to mount up on any other vehicle

 

(18)      Allowing any person to sit or placing things in such a way as to impede the driver from having a clear vision of the road or proper control of the vehicle.

 

(19)      Not stopping a stage carriage at approved stopping places for a sufficient period of time in a safe and convenient position upon demand or signal of the conductor or any passenger desiring to alight from the vehicle and unless there is no room in the vehicle, upon demand or signal of any person desiring to becoming a passenger.

 

(20)      Loitering or unduly delaying any journey and not proceeding to the destination as near as may be in accordance with the time table pertaining to the vehicle, or, where there is no such time table, with all reasonable despatch.

 

(21)      Not driving a contract carriage, in the absence of a reasonable cause, to the destination named by the hirer by the shortest route

 

(22)      The driver of a motor cab not accepting the first offer of hire, which may be made to him irrespective of the length of the journey for which such offer is made.

 

(23)      The driver of a motor cab demanding or extracting any fare in excess to that to which he is legally entitled or refusing to ply motor cab.

 

1[(24) Abandoning a transport vehicle as a mark of protest or agitation of any kind or strike in a public place or in any other place in a manner causing obstruction and inconvenience to the public or passengers or other users of such places.]

 

1.         Substituted by GSR 933 (E) dt. 28-10-1989.

 

22.       Endorsement by courts

 

A court convicting a holder of a licence, for any one of the offences specified hereunder, shall endorse or cause to be endorsed in the driving licence, the particulars of such conviction, namely:

 

(a)        Driving without a licence, without a licence, which is effective, or without a licence applicable to the vehicle driver (section 3)

 

(b)        Allowing a licence to be used by another person (section 6(2))

 

(c)        Driving when disqualified (section 23).

 

(d)        Driving an unregistered vehicle (section 39)

 

(e)        Driving a transport vehicle not covered by a certificate of fitness (section 56)

 

(f)         Driving a transport vehicle in contravention of section 66

 

(g)        Driving in contravention of rule 118

 

(h)        Failure to comply with provisions of section 114

 

(i)         Refusing or failing within specified time to produce licence or certificate of registration (section 130).

 

(j)         Failing to stop vehicle as required under section 132

 

(k)        Obtaining or applying for a licence without giving particulars of endorsement (section 182)

 

(1)        Driving at excessive speed (section 183)

 

(m)       Driving dangerously (section 184)

 

(n)        Driving while under the influence of drink or drugs (section 185)

 

(o)        Driving when mentally or physically unfit to drive (section 186)

 

(p)        Abetment of an offence punishable under section 183 or 186

 

(q)        Abetment of offence specified in section 188.

 

(r)        Taking part in unauthorised race or trial of speed (section 189)

 

(s)        Using vehicle in unsafe condition (section 190)

 

(t)         Driving vehicle exceeding permissible limit or weight (section 194)

 

(u)        Altering a licence or using an altered licence

 

(v)        An offence punishable with imprisonment in the commission of which a motor vehicle was used

 

State Register

 

23.       State Register of driving licences

 

(1)        Each State Government shall maintain a State Register of driving licences in respect of driving licences issued and renewed by the licensing authorities in the State in Form 10.

 

(2)        Each State Government shall send to the Director (Transport Research), Ministry of Surface Transport, New Delhi, a printed copy of the register referred to in sub-rule (1).

 

Driving Schools and Establishments:

 

24        Driving schools and establishments:

 

(1)        No person shall establish or maintain any driving school or establishment for imparting instructions for hire or reward in driving motor vehicles without a licence in Form 11 granted by the licensing authority.

 

(2)        An application for the grant or renewal of a licence under sub-rule (1) shall be made in Form 12 or Form 13, as the case may be, to the licensing authority having jurisdiction in the area in which the school or establishment is situated and shall be accompanied by appropriate fee as specified in rule 32.

 

Explanation:   For the purposes of this rule and rules 25 to 28 “licensing authority” means an officer not below the rank of the Regional Transport Officer of the Motor Vehicles Department establishment under section 213.

 

(3)        The licensing authority shall, when considering an application for the grant or renewal of a licence under this rule, have regard to the following matters, namely: -

 

(i)         The applicant and the staff working under him are of good moral character and are qualified to give driving instructions;

 

(ii)        The premises where the school or establishment is proposed to be conducted is either owned by the applicant or is taken on lease by him or is hired in his name and it has adequate provision for 1[conducting lecture and demonstration of models] besides adequate parking area for the vehicles meant to be used for imparting instructions in driving:

 

PROVIDED that in respect of schools or establishments imparting instructions in driving of motor vehicles or matters connected therewith immediately before the commencement of these rules, the licensing authority may permit the conducting of instruction facilities in the same premises, where the school or establishment is housed for a period of six months, notwithstanding the fact that the premises do not satisfy the conditions laid down in this clause

 

(iii)       The financial resources of the proposed school or establishment are sufficient to provide for its continued maintenance;

 

(iv).      The applicant owns and maintains a minimum of one motor vehicle each of the type in which instruction is imparted in the school or establishment-

 

(v)        The vehicles are available exclusively for purposes of imparting instruction and all such vehicles, except motorcycles, are fitted with dual control facility to enable the instructor to control or stop the vehicle;

 

(vi).      The applicant maintains the following apparatus, equipments and other requirements namely, -

 

(a)        A blackboard,

 

(b)        A road plan board with necessary model signals and charts,

 

(c)        Traffic signs chart,

 

(d)        Chart on automatic signals and signals given by traffic controllers where there are no automatic signals,

 

(e)        A service chart depicting a detailed view of all the components of a motor vehicle,

 

(f)         Engine gear box, 2[brake shoe and drums] (except where the applicant desires to impart instruction in the driving of motorcycles only),

 

(g)        Puncture kit with type lever, wheel brace, jack and type pressure gauge,

 

(h)        Spanners (a set each of fix spanners, box spanners, pliers, screw drivers, screw spanners, and hammer),

 

(i)         Driving instructions manual,

 

(j)         Benches and tables for trainees and work bench,

 

(k)        3[*

 

(l)         3[*

 

PROVIDED, that where the applicant is unable to maintain a projector and screen, it shall be sufficient if arrangements are made by the applicant for audio-visual demonstration of road safety by means of pre-recorded video cassettes though television or other similar display equipment,

 

(m)       A 4[Collection] of books on automobile mechanism, driving, road safety, traffic regulations, laws relating to motor vehicles and related subjects 3[* * *],

 

(n)        A fully equipped first-aid box for use in emergency at the premises;

 

(vii)      3[* * *];

 

(viii)      The applicant or any member of the staff employed by him for imparting instructions possesses the following qualifications, namely,

 

(a)        A minimum educational qualification of a pass in the 10th standard,

 

(b)        A minimum driving experience of five years in addition to a certificate in a course in motor mechanics or any other higher qualification in mechanical engineering from an institution established by the Central or a State Government or from an institution recognised by the Board of Technical Education of State Government,

 

(c)      Thorough knowledge of traffic signs specified in the Schedule to the Act and the regulations made under section 118,

 

(d)        Ability to demonstrate and to explain the functions of different components, parts of the vehicles,

 

(e)        Adequate knowledge of English or the regional language of the region in which the school or establishment is situated:

 

PROVIDED that any person who has served as an instructor for a period of not less than five years immediately before the commencement of these rules, is exempted from the requirements of this sub-clause.

 

(4)        The licensing authority may, on receipt of an application under sub-rule (2) and after satisfying that the applicant has complied with the requirements of sub-rule (3), grant or renew a licence in Form 11.

 

(5)        No application for licence shall be refused by the licensing authority unless the applicant is given an opportunity of being heard and reasons for such refusal are given in writing by the licensing authority.

 

1.         Substituted by GSR 933 (E) dt. 28-10-1989.

2.         Inserted by GSR 933(E) dt. 28-10-1989.

3.         Omitted by GSR 933(E) dt. 28-10-1989.

4.         Submitted by GSR 933(E) dt. 28-10-1989.

 

25.       Duration of a licence and renewal thereof:

 

A licence granted in Form 11 shall be in force for a period of five years and may be renewed on an application in Form 13 made to the licensing authority, which granted the licence not less than sixty days before the date of its expiry.

 

26.       Issue of duplicate licence

 

(1)        If at any time a licence granted under sub-rule (4) of rule 24 is lost or destroyed the holder of the licence shall forthwith intimate the loss to the licensing authority which granted the licence and shall apply in writing to the said authority, for a duplicate.

 

(2)        On receipt of an application along with the appropriate fee as specified in rule 32, the licensing authority shall issue a duplicate licence clearly marked “Duplicate”.

 

(3)        If after the issue of a duplicate certificate, the original is found, the same shall be surrendered forthwith to the licensing authority by which it was issued.

 

27.       General conditions to be observed by the holder of a licence:

 

The holder of a licence granted under rule 24 shall, -

 

(a)        Maintain on an annual basis, a register in Form 14 and an alphabetical list of the names of the students admitted during the year;

 

(b)        Conduct the training course according to the syllabus specified in rule 31;

 

(c)        1[* * *]

 

(d)        Issue to every student who has completed the course a certificate in Form 5;

 

(e)        Submit to the licensing authority, which granted the licence such information, or return as may be called for by it from time to time for the purposes of this Chapter.

 

(f).        Not shift the school or establishment from the premises mentioned in the licence without the prior approval in writing of the licensing authority, which granted the licence;

 

(g)        Keep the premises of the school or establishment and the record and registers maintained by it at all reasonable times open for inspection by the licensing authority or by any person authorised in this behalf by the licensing authority;

 

(h)        Exhibit in a conspicuous manner on all the motor vehicles used for imparting instructions the name, full address of the school or establishment and the telephone number, if any, in bold letters;

 

(i)         Maintain a record separately for each trainee showing the number of driving hours spent every day in Form 15.

 

(j)         Display at a prominent place in its office the following:

 

(i)         The licence in original issued to the school or establishment by the licensing authority, and

 

(ii)        The names and addresses of instructors employed by the school or establishment;

 

(k)        Not act in a manner calculated to mislead any person making an application to receive instructions from the school or establishment as to his ability to procure a licence for such person other than in accordance with these rules or to connive with any person in acts of commission or omission with a view to circumventing the provisions of this Chapter

 

1.         Omitted by GSR 933 (E) dt, 28-10-1989.

 

28.       Power of the licensing authority to suspend or revoke licence

 

(1)        If the licensing authority which granted the licence is satisfied, after giving the holder of the licence an opportunity of being heard, that he has-

 

(a)        Failed to comply with the requirements specified in sub-rule (3) of rule 24; or

 

(b)        Failed to maintain the vehicles in which instructions are being imparted in good condition; or

 

(c)        Failed to adhere to the syllabus specified in rule 31 in imparting instruction; or

 

(d)        Violated any other provision of rule 27,

 

It may, for reasons to be recorded in writing, make an order,-

 

(i)         Suspending the licence for a specified period;

 

(ii)        Revoking the licence

 

(2)        Where the licence is suspended or revoked under sub-rule (l), the licence shall be surrendered to the licensing authority by the holder thereof.

 

29.       Appeal

 

Any person aggrieved by any order of the licensing authority under sub-rule (5) of rule 24, rule 25 or rule 28 may, within thirty days of the date of receipt of such order, appeal to the head of the Motor Vehicles Department established under section 213.

 

30.       Procedure for appeal

 

(1)        An appeal under rule 29 shall be preferred in duplicate in the form of a memorandum, setting forth the grounds of objections to the order of the licensing authority and shall be accompanied by a certified copy of the order appealed against and appropriate fee as specified in rule 32.

 

(2)        The appellate authority, after giving an opportunity to the parties to be heard and after such further enquiry, if any, as it may deem necessary, pass appropriate orders.

 

31.       Syllabus for imparting instructions in driving of motor vehicles

 

(1)        The syllabus for imparting instructions in driving of motor vehicles of the schools or establishments shall be as follows (see tables below):

 

A.        DRIVING THEORY-I

 

1.         Know your vehicle                    Simple introduction to automobile engines and

                                                            their working.

2.         Vehicle control

 

Foot controls                            Foot brake, accelerator, clutch-dipper (not in

                                                present models).

 

Hand controls                           Steering wheel, hand brake, horn, light, wipers, ignition switch, starter, dipper and indicators.

 

Other controls                          Rear-view mirror (right and left side), instrument cluster, gauges, dials, and wind-screen-their purpose.

 

3.         Pre-driving checks                    (i)         Before sitting on driver’s seat and

 

(ii)        After sitting on driver’s seat

 

Precautions just before moving,

 

While moving

 

4.         Beginning to drive                     Bitting point,

 

Moving,

 

Steering control,

 

Changing of gear,

 

Stopping,

 

Braking,

 

Accelerator (gradual/sudden)

 

Traffic sense, road sense, judgment, parking and positioning according to road users, reversing

 

 

5          Driving on the road                   Anticipation, judgment, and road positioning

according to other road users

 

6          Driving at intersection                Mirror Signal and Manoeuvre (MSM) and

Position Speed and Look (PSL).

 

Zone of vision.

 

7.         Manoeuvre                            Merging and diverging manoeuvres-turning                  

manoeuvres to left, right, about, 3-point turn, 5-point turn and U-turn, over taking stationary vehicle, moving vehicle in left side and right side.

 

8.         Reversing                                Locating reverse gear in sitting position, speed                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

 ing in reverse gear, weaving the ‘S’ bend and common errors.

 

9.         Parking                        Parallel, angular, perpendicular parking  .

                                                         facing uphill, parking facing downhill,    

                                                          common errors.

 

10.       Driver’s responsibility on           Driving behaviour, consideration for other users, courtesy and competitiveness, over-        

                                                          confidence, impatience and defensive driving.

 

                                                         Distance between cars while driving at railway

                                                         crossing.

 

11.       Priority for certain vehicles        Emergency vehicles

 

                                                          Fire engines and ambulance.

 

B.      TRAFFIC EDUCATION-I

 

1.         Driving regulations                             Road use regulations made under                                                                     section 11 8 of the Motor Vehicles Act,  

                                                                  1988.

 

2.         Hand signals                                      -do-

 

3.         Traffic signs                                        Schedule to Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.

 

4.                  Hand signals of traffic constables

            /traffic warden.

 

5.                  Introduction to automatic light

           signals.

 

6.         Introduction to road markings.

 

7.                  Speed regulations on highways and

           city roads.

 

8.         Parking at objectionable places.

 

9.                  Some important provisions of the

     Motor Vehicles Act, 1988-Sections

    122, 123, 125, 126 and 128 of the

     Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.

 

10.       Test of competence to drive             Sub-rule (3) of rule 15 of Central Motor

Vehicles Rules, 1989.

 

C.      LIGHT VEHICLE DRIVING PRACTICE

 

1.         Identification of various parts of the vehicle.

 

2.        Pre-driving checks                                  

(i) Before sitting on driver’s seat, and

 

(ii) After sitting on driver’s seat

3.        Steering practice.                               

-Push and pull method.

4.        Bitting point

 

5.        Moving and gear changing

 

6         Stopping:                                           

-Normal stopping

 

 

 

-Emergency stopping

7.     Developing judgment and anticipation to       drive on road

 

8.        Reversing       

In straight

 

 

 

-In ‘S’ bends.

9.         Turning about and parking

 

10.       Licensing

 

 

D.      VEHICLEMECHANISM AND REPAIRS

1.         Layout of vehicle.

 

2.         Function of diesel and petrol engines.

 

3.         Fuel system

Fuel lines

-Fuel injection pump

-Atomiser

-Air lock

-Oil block.

4.         Cooling system

-Purpose-Radiator

-Water pump

--Fan leaf /fan belt

-Radiator water boiling

-Rectification.

5.         Lubrication system

Purpose

-Engine lubrication

-Chassis lubrication

-Oil grade numbers unit-wise.

6.         Transmission systems

(s) Clutch :-Functions

            -Slip

            -Rising

            -Linkages

(b)        Gear box:-Function

                     -Purpose

                      -Parts

(c)        Propeller shift:-Function/purpose

                    -Yoke joint

                   -D.J. bearing slip

                  -”U” joint

                 -Lubrication

(d)     Differential:-Purpose

      -Function/Noise.

7. Suspension system   

-Purpose

 

-Springs

 

-Shackle, shackle pin bushes

 

-Shock absorber and its bushes.

8. Steering system

-Purpose

 

-Steering geometry

 

-Steering linkages

 

-Steering box.

9. Brake system

-Purpose

 

-Hydraulic brake and its know-how

 

-Air assisted hydraulic brake and its know-how

 

-Air brake and its know-how

 

-Brake adjustment of the entire system.

10. Electrical system

-Battery and its condition

 

-Dynamo/Alternator

 

-Self motor-Starter motor regulators

 

-Lights-Knowledge to read the charging rate in the Ampere meter.

11. Tyres

-Study of tyres

 

-Maintenance

 

-Effect of defective tyres and wheel alignment.

12.       Instruments cluster, dashboard meters and their purposes and functions.

 

E.      MEDIUMANDHEAVYVEHICLESDRIVING

DRIVING THEORY-II

1.         Quantities of a good driver

-Patience, responsibility, self-confidence, anticipation, concentration, courtesy, defensive driving, knowledge of road rules/regulations, knowledge of vehicle controls, maintenance and simple mechanism.

 

2.         Knowledge of vehicle controls

Major controls

-Minor controls.

3.         Response of controls

-Accelerator

 

-Brake-Gradual/Sudden/Sudden fierce

 

-Clutch

 

-Steering.

4.         Pi-e-driving checks

(i) Before sitting on driver’s seat, and

 

(ii) After sitting on driver’s seat.

5.         Holding steering wheel

 

 

-Push and pull method practice

 

-on the move

 

-while gear changing

 

-while turning

 

-while sounding horn

 

-while operating dashboard switches

 

-while signalling

 

-on emergency.

6.         Gear changing

-Double de-clutching, importance and procedure, single clutching

 

-Gear up procedure, shifting to lower gears

 

-Gear down procedure, shifting to higher gears.

7.         Beginning to drive

-I gear

 

-II gear

 

-III gear

 

-IV gear

 

-V gear

-Reverse gear

 

-Overdrive/optional.

8.         M.S.M. and P.S.L. routines.

 

9.   Manoeuvres

-Passing

-Merging

-Diverging

-Overtaking

-Crossing

-Turning

-Cornering

-Reversing

-Parking.

10. Stopping

-Normal stopping

 

-Emergency stopping

 

-Use of engine brake/exhaust brake.

11. Stopping distance

-Reaction distance

 

-Braking distance.

12. Following distance

-Meaning

 

-Distance method

 

-Car length method

 

-2 seconds time rule method

13.       Identification, prediction, decision and execution (IPDE) principle

 

14. Defensive driving techniques

-judgment

 

-Anticipation

 

-Escape route.

15. Night driving

-Location of head light switch

 

-Procedure

 

-Obligation to light the lamps, restriction on

lighting the lamps.

16. Hill driving

-Starting in hill using the parking brake method

 

-Slipping the clutch method

 

-Driving up-hill

 

-Driving down-hill.

17. Emergency manoeuvres

-Prevention is better than cure in case of

skidding, horn stuck

 

-Fire, wheels coming out

-Brake failure

-Broken stub axle

-Burst of front tyre

-Steering wobbling

-Snapping of steering linkages

-jamming of accelerator pedal -Snapping of clutch rod

-Under special circumstances like chances of collision with a disabled vehicle.

-Brake failure during down-hill

-Sudden obstruction in front of the vehicle

18. Driving under special conditions

-In wet weather

-In dawn, dust and misty roads

-In dense traffic.

19. Towing (trailer driving)       

-Procedure

-On tow board

-Speed of towing

-Reversing and positioning the vehicle with trailers.

 

20.       Fuel-saving methods

 

21.       Reports-discussions

 

 

F.      TRAFFIC EDUCATION-II

1.         Know your road

-Functional classification

-Design speeds

-Road geometries

-Surface types and characteristics

-Slopes and elevation.

2.         Slight distance

-At bends

 

-At intersections.

3.         Road junctions

-Principles and types

 

-T junctions

 

-Y junctions

 

-4-Arms junctions

 

-Staggered junctions

 

-Controlled junctions

 

-Uncontrolled junctions

4.         Traffic islands

-Types of roundabouts

 

-Channelisers,  median.

5.         Bye-pass, subway, over-bridge and fly-overs          

-Purpose

                                               

-Driving procedures.

6.         Bus stop, bus terminus, bus stand

-Ingress-gress method.

7.         Road markings

-White line: continuous and broken

 

-Yellow line

 

-Lane marking

 

-Zebra crossing

 

-Stop line

 

-Parking markings

 

-Sense of road signals.

8.         Lane selection and lane discipline

 

 

9.         Automatic light signals

 

10.       Road users characteristics

-Pedestrian, drunkards, children and blind,

deaf and dumb

 

-Youth, aged women with children

 

-Slow moving vehicles

 

-Mopeds and motor cycles

 

-Auto, tempos, vans

 

-Buses and trucks

 

-VIP, ambulance, fire engine

 

-Animals.

11. Accidents

-Types of accidents

 

-Causes of accidents

 

-Preventive methods

 

-Driver’s duties and responsibilities on the occurrence of accidents.

12.       Important provisions in Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988), Central Motor Vehicles Rules, Vehicles Rules.

Certain definitions Driving licence and its renewal Carrying driving licence, certificates of 1989, and the State Motor registration, fitness and insurance, permit taxation card or tax token and production of such document on demand by checking officers

 

-Traffic offences and penalties stipulated under the Act and Rules

 

-Relevant Extracts of Petroleum Act, 1934

 

-City Police Act

 

-Indian Penal Code, 1860.

                                   

                                               

G. PUBLIC RELATIONS FOR DRIVERS

Some basic aspects about ethical and courteous

behaviour with other road users.

H.      HEAVY VEHICLE DRIVING PRACTICE

 

1.         Introduction to various instruments

-Dial gauges and controls.

2.         Pre-driving checks

-(i) Before sitting on driver’s seat and

 

-(ii) After sitting on driver’s seat.

3.         Beginning to drive

-Bitting point, moving, changing gear including double de-clutch steering, stopping, hand signals.

4.         Rural road driving

-Application of IBDE-principle.

5.         Development of judgement

-Passing, overtaking, merging, diverging, M.S.M., and P.S.L. routine method of practice, defensive driving technique, proper following.

6.         Development of anticipation

-Turning, meeting, entering and emerging in junctions, lane selection and lane discipline, intersection, observation.

7.         Developing skill to drive in crowded       streets

 

8.         Night driving

 

9.         Cross country practice and hill driving

 

10.       Internal-trade test

 

11.       Reversing and parking practice

 

12.       Licensing

 

 

I. FIRE HAZARDS

Fire-fighting and prevention methods on vehicle.

J.       VEHICLE MAINTENANCE

 

1.         Factors affecting the vehicle parts due to bad and negligent driving

 

2.         General day-to-day maintenance and periodical maintenance

 

3.         Battery maintenance

 

4.         Tyre maintenance and tube vulcanising

 

5.         Engine tune up

 

6.         Checking wheel alignment

 

7.         Brake adjustment

 

8.         Accelerator, brake, clutch-pedal adjustment

 

9.         Fan belt adjustments

 

10.       Observation of dash-board meters

 

11.       Lubrication

 

12.       Removal of air lock and oil block

 

K. FIRST-AID

 

1.         Introduction to first-aid

 

2.         Outline of first-aid

 

3.         Structure and functions of the body

 

4.         Dressings and bandages

 

5.         The circulation of the blood

 

6.         Wounds and haemorrhage

 

7.         Haemorrhage from special regions

 

8.         Shock

 

9.         Respiration

 

10.       Injuries to bones

 

11.       Burning scales

 

12.       Unconsciousness (insensibility)

 

13.       Poisons.

 

1[(2)     The lessons for training drivers of non-transport vehicles shall cover Parts A, B, C, F, G and K of the syllabus referred to in sub-rule (1) and the training period shall not be less than twenty-one days:

 

PROVIDED that, in case of motor cycles, it shall be sufficient compliance with the provisions, if portion of Part C of syllabus as applicable to such vehicles are covered.

 

(3)        The lessons for training drivers of transport vehicles shall cover Parts E,F,G, H, I, J and K of the syllabus referred to in sub-rule (1) and the training period shall not be less than thirty days:

 

PROVIDED that this sub-rule shall not apply in respect of drivers holdings,, driving licence to drive medium goods vehicle or medium passenger motor vehicle who had undergone the lessons after the commencement of this rule, and desiring to obtain a driving licence to drive heavy goods vehicle or heavy passenger motor vehicle.

 

(4)        The actual driving hours for trainees in driving non-transport vehicles shall not be less than ten hours and actual driving hours for trainees in driving transport vehicle shall not be less than fifteen hours:

 

PROVIDED that, in the case of drivers holding driving licence to drive medium goods vehicle or medium passenger motor vehicle under going training for heavy motor vehicles, it shall be sufficient if they undergo training in driving for a period of not less than five hours.

 

2[(5)     Nothing in this rule shall apply in the case of an applicant whose driving licence authorises him to drive a motor cycle or a three-wheeler non-transport vehicle or a motor car, applying for a licence to drive a motor cab of the respective type, or in the case of an applicant holding a driving licence to drive a tractor, applying for a licence to drive a tractor-trailer combination.

 

(6)        Where any trainee possesses first-aid certificate issued by St. john Ambulance Association, he need not undergo Part K of the syllabus referred to in sub-rule (1).]

 

1.         Inserted by GSR 933(E) dt. 28-10-1989.

2.         Substituted by CSR 933(E) dt. 28 3-1993.

 

1[31A.  Temporary licence

 

(1)        Where there is no school or establishment as is referred to in sub-section (4) of section 12 (sic) granted a licence under sub-rule (4) of rule 24, in any taluk within the jurisdiction of the licensing authority, the licensing authority may, notwithstanding  anything contained in sub-rules (3) and (4) of rule 24 or rule 25,granta temporary licence to any establishment or any person for imparting instruction in the driving of a transport vehicle, subject of the following conditions, namely,-

 

(a)        The temporary licence shall be valid for a period of one year from the date of its issue:

 

PROVIDED that as long as the taluk does not have any school or establishment, the licensing authority may renew a temporary licence granted under this sub-rule for a further period not exceeding one year t a time.          

 

  (b)      The person imparting instruction in the  driving of a transport vehicle shall possess the following qualifications, namely:

 

(i)         A minimum driving experience of five  years in the class of vehicles in which instruction is proposed to be imparted;

 

(ii)        Adequate knowledge of the regional language of the region in which the school or establishment is situated;

 

(iii)       A thorough knowledge of traffic signs specified in the Schedule to the Act and the Regulations made under section 118;

 

(iv)       Ability to demonstrate and explain the functions of different components and parts of a vehicle.

 

(c)        The applicant shall maintain a motor vehicle each of the type in which the instruction is imparted and also the following apparatus, namely, -

 

(i)         Black board;

 

(ii)        Traffic sign chart;

 

(iii)       A service chart depicting a detailed view of all the components of a motor vehicle;

 

(iv)       Puncture kit with type lever, wheel brace, jack;

 

(v)        A set each of fixed spanners, box spanners, screw driver, screw spanners and hammer.

 

(2)        The driving schools run by a State Transport Undertaking or an Industrial Training Institute set up by the Central Government or any State Government and other establishments run by the Central Government or a State Government which have facilities for imparting training for drivers, shall be authorised to issue driving certificates in Form 5, subject to the condition that the training imparted in these schools shall be in accordance with the syllabus referred to in rule 31.]

 

1.         Inserted by GSR 933(E) dt. 28-10-1989.

 

32.       Fees

 

The fees which shall be charged under the provisions of this Chapter shall be as specified in the Table below:

 

TABLE

 

S. No.

Purpose

Amount

Rule

Section

(1)         

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

1.

In respect of issue or renewal of learner’s licence for each class of vehicle.

Fifteen rupees

10

 

2.

In respect of issue of a driving licence Form 6.

 Twenty Rupees           

14(b)

 

3.

In respect of issue of a driving licence Form 7.

Forty-five rupees

14(b)

 

4.

For test of competence to drive.

Fifteen rupees

14(b)

 

5.

In respect of addition of another class of vehicle to driving licence in Form 6.

Fifteen rupees  

17(l)(d)

 

6.

In respect of renewal of driving licence in Form 6.

Fifteen rupees

18(l)(a)

 

7.

In respect of renewal of a driving licence in Form 6 to drive a motor vehicle for which application is made            after the, grace period  

Fifteen rupees. Additional fee at the rate of ten rupees for a period of delay of one year or part thereof reckoned from the date of expiry of the grace period.

 

15(4)

8.

In respect of addition of another class of motor vehicles to the driving licence in Form 7 and renewal of driving licence in Form 7.

Forty rupees

17(1) (d)

18(1) (a)

15(4)

9.

In respect of issue and renewal of licence to a school or establishment for imparting instructions in driving.

Five hundred rupees

24(2)

 

10.

In respect of issue of duplicate licence to the school or establishment imparting instruction in driving.

Fifty rupees

26(2)

 

11.

In respect of an appeal against the orders of licensing authority referred to in rule 30.

Fifty rupees

30(1)

 

           

 

CHAPTER III

REGISTRATION OF MOTOR VEHICLES

Trade Certificate

 

33.       Condition for exemption from registration

 

For the purpose of the proviso to section 39, a motor vehicle ill the possession of a dealer shall be except front the necessity of registration subject to the condition that he obtains a trade certificate front the registering authority leaving jurisdiction ill the area in which the dealer has his place of business in accordance with the provisions of this Chapter.

 

34.       Trade certificate

 

(1)        An application for the grant or renewal of a trade certificate shall be made in or in 16 and shall be accompanied by the appropriate fee as specified in Rule 81.

 

(2)        Separate applications shall be made for each of the following classes of vehicle namely, -

 

(a)        Motorcycle;

 

(b)        Invalid carriage;

 

(c)        Light motor vehicle;

 

(d)        Medium, passenger motor vehicle;

 

(e)        Medium goods vehicle;

 

(f)         Heavy passenger motor vehicle;

 

(g)        Heavy goods vehicle;

 

(h)        Any other motor vehicle of a specified description.

 

35.       Grant or renewal of trade certificate

 

(1)        On receipt of an application for the grant or renewal of a trade certificate in respect of a vehicle, the registering authority may, if satisfied that the applicant is a bona e dealer and requires the certificates specified in the application, issue to the applicant e or more certificates, as the case may be, in Form 17 and shall assign in respect of each certificate a trade registration mark consisting of the registration mark referred to the notification made under subsection (6) of section 41 and followed by two letters d a number containing not more than three digits for each vehicle, for example:-

 

            AB-Represent State Code.

 

12-Registration District Code.

 

TCl-Trade certificate number for the vehicle.

 

(2)        No application for trade certificate shall be refused by the registering authority unless the applicant is given an opportunity of being heard and reasons for such refusal are given in writing.

 

36.       Refund

 

Where the registering authority refuses to issue or renew a trade certificate, it shall refund to the applicant fifty percent of the fee paid along with the application.

 

37.       Period of validity

 

A trade certificate granted or renewed under rule 35 shall be in force for a period of twelve months from the date of issue or renewal thereof and shall be effective throughout India.

 

38.       Issue of duplicate certificate

 

(1)        If at any time the trade certificate is lost or destroyed, its holder shall report to the police station in the jurisdiction of which the loss or destruction has occurred and intimate the fact in writing to the registering authority by whom the certificate was issued and apply in form 18 to the said authority for a duplicate certificate accompanied by the appropriate fee as specified in rule 81.

 

(2)        On receipt of an application along with fee, the registering authority may issue a duplicate trade certificate clearly marked “Duplicate”.

 

(3)        If after the issue of a duplicate certificate the original is traced, the same shall be Surrendered forth with to the registering authority by which it was issued.

 

39.       Use of trade registration mark and number

 

(1)        A trade registration mark and number shall not be used up on more than one vehicle at a time or upon any vehicle other than a vehicle bona fide in the possession of the dealer in the course of his business or on any type of vehicle other than the one for which the trade certificate is issued

 

(2)        The trade certificate shall be carried on a motor vehicle in a weather-proof circular folder and the trade registration mark shall be exhibited in a conspicuous place in the vehicle.

 

40.       Restrictions on use of trade certificate or trade registration mark and number

 

A trade certificate shall be used only by the person to whom it is issued and such person shall not allow or offer or cause the certificate or the number assigned in connection therewith to be used by any other person:

 

PPROVIDED that the provisions of this rule shall not apply where the person to whom the certificate is granted, or a person bona fide in his employment and acting under his authority, or any other person bona fide acting on behalf of the holder of a trade certificate is present in the vehicle, or if such vehicle is designed for use by only one person and is being used by a prospective purchaser of that vehicle for the purpose of reasonable test or trial.

 

41.       Purposes for which motor vehicle with trade certificate may be used

 

The holder of a trade certificate shall not use any vehicle in a public place under that certificate for any purpose other thin the following: -

 

(a)        For test, by or on behalf of the holder of a trade certificate during the course of, or after completion of, construction or repair, - or

 

(b)        For proceeding to or returning from a weigh bridge for or after weighment, or to and from any place for its registration; or

 

(c)        For a reasonable trial or demonstration by or for the benefit of a prospective purchaser and for proceeding to or returning from the place where such person intends to keep it; or

 

(d)        For proceeding to or returning from the premises of the dealer or of the purchaser or of any other dealer for the purpose of delivery; or

 

(e)        For proceeding to or returning from a workshop with the objective of fitting a body to the vehicle or painting or for repairs; or

 

(f)         For proceeding to and returning from airport, railway station, wharf for or after being transported; or

 

(g)        For proceeding to or returning from an exhibition of motor vehicles or any place at which the vehicle is to be or has been offered for sale; or

 

(h)        For removing the vehicle after it has been taken possession of by or on behalf of the financier due to any default on the part of the other party under the provisions of an agreement of hire-purchase, lease or hypothecation.

 

42.       Delivery of vehicle subject to registration

 

No holder of a trade certificate shall deliver a motor vehicle to a purchaser without registration, whether temporary or permanent.

 

43.       Register of trade certificate

 

(1)        Every holder of a trade certificate shall maintain a register in Form 19 in duplicate which shall be in a bound book, with pages numbered serially.

 

(2)        The particulars referred to in Form 19 except the time of return under column 7, shall be entered in the register before the commencement of each trip by the holder of the trade certificate or his representative and a duplicate copy of Form 19 made prior to the commencement of each trip shall be carried during the trip by the driver of the vehicle and shall be produced on demand by any officer empowered to demand production of documents by or under the Act.

 

(3)        The holder of a trade certificate shall, at the end of a trip, fill in column 7 of Form 19 (both original and duplicate), and the register and the duplicate shall be open for inspection by the registering authority.

 

44.       Suspension or cancellation of trade certificate

 

If the registering authority has reason to believe that the holder of any trade certificate has not complied with the provisions of rules 39 to 43, it may, after giving the holder an opportunity of being heard, suspend or cancel the trade certificate held by him.

 

45.       Appeal

 

Any person aggrieved by an order of the registering authority under rule 35 or rule 44 may, within thirty days of the receipt of any such order, appeal to the head of the Motor Vehicles Department established under section 213.

 

46.       Procedure for appeal

 

(1)        The appeal referred to in rule 45 shall be preferred in duplicate in the form of memorandum, setting forth the grounds of objections to the order of the registering authority     and shall be accompanied by the appropriate fee as specified in rule 81 and a certified copy of the order appealed against.

 

(2)        The appellate authority, after giving an opportunity to the parties to be heard and after such enquiry, if any, as it deems necessary, pass appropriate orders.

 

Registration

 

47.       Application for registration of motor vehicles

 

(1)        An application for registration of a motor vehicle shall be made in Form 20 to the registering authority with in a period of 1[seven days] from the date of taking delivery of such vehicle, excluding the period of journey and shall be accompanied by: -

 

(a)        Sale certificate in Form 21;

 

(b)        Valid insurance certificate;

 

2[(c)     Copy of the proceedings of the State Transport Authority or Transport Commissioner or such other authorities as may be prescribed by the State Government for the purpose of approval of the design in the case of a trailer or a semi trailer];

 

(d)        Original sale certificate from the concerned authorities in Form 21 in the case of ex-army vehicles;

 

(e)        Proof of address by way of any one of the documents referred to in rule 4;

(f)         Temporary registration, if any;

 

(g)        Road-worthiness certificate in Form 22 from the manufacturers, 3[Form 22A] from the body builders;

 

(h)        Customs’ clearance certificate in the case of imported vehicles along with the licence and bond, if any; and

 

(i)         Appropriate fee as specified in rule 81.

 

(2)        In respect of vehicles temporarily registered, application under the sub-rule (1) shall be made before the temporary registration expires.

 

1.         Substituted by GSR 933(E) dt. 28-10-1989.

2.         Substituted by GSR 338(E) dt. 26-3-1993.

 

48.       Issue of certificate of registration

 

On receipt of an application under rule 47 and after verification of the documents furnished therewith, the registering authority shall, subject to the provisions of section 44, issue to the owner of the motor vehicle a certificate of registration in Form 23:

 

1[PROVIDED that where the certificate of registration pertains to a transport vehicle it shall be handed over to the registered owner only after recording the certificate of fitness in Form 38].

 

1.         Added by GSR 338(E) dt. 26-3-1993.

 

49.       Registration records to be kept by the registering authority

 

Every registering authority shall keep in Form 24 a permanent register of motor vehicles registered by it under section 41 and of motor vehicles of other States for which new registration marks are assigned by it under sub-section (2) of section 47 and shall also enter in such record under the respective registration numbers, all changes made with reference to the provisions of sub-section (10) or sub-section (14) of section 41, sub-section (5) of section 49, sub-section (6) of section 50, sub-sections (1), (2), (3) and (5) of section 51, subsection (4) of section 52, orders of suspension under section 53 and order of cancellation under sections 54 and 55.

 

1[50.     Form and manner of display of registration marks on the motor vehicles

 

(1)        The registration mark referred to in sub-section (6) of section 41 shall be displayed both at the front and at the rear on all motor vehicles clearly and legibly on a plain surface of a plate or part of the vehicle not inclined to vertical by more than thirty degrees, at the front facing direct to the front and at the rear facing direct to the rear.

 

(2)        Inthecaseofmotorcyclestheregistrationmarkinthefrontshallbedisplayed parallel to the handle bar on any part of the vehicle including mudguard facing the front instead of, on a plate in line with the axis of the vehicle:

 

PROVIDED that:

 

(a)        The registration mark exhibited at the rear of a transport vehicle shall be affixed to the vehicle on the right hand side at a distance not exceeding one metre from the ground as may be reasonably possible having regard to the type of the body of the vehicle;

 

(b)        The registration mark shall also be painted on the right and left side on the body of the vehicle in the case of a transport vehicle;

 

(c)        The registration mark shall also be painted and exhibited on the partition provided between the driver and the passengers, facing the passengers’ seats or, where there is no such partition, on the front interior of the vehicle near the roof to the left side of the driver’s seat facing the passengers’ seats in the case of a stage carriage or a contract carriage and in the case of a motor cab or a taxi cab it shall be sufficient if the registration mark is painted on the dash-board;

 

(d)        The registration mark shall be exhibited on a plate or surface on the left hand side and on the rear in the case of a trailer or the last trailer, apart from the registration mark of the drawing motor vehicle to which such trailer or trailers are attached.]

 

2[(3)     The registration mark shall be exhibited in two lines, the State code and registering authority code forming the first line and the rest forming the second line, e below the other:

 

PROVIDED that the registration mark in the front may be exhibited in one line:

 

PROVIDED FURTHER that in models of two vehicles having no sufficient provion at the rear to exhibit the registration mark in two lines, it shall be sufficient if in such vehicles registration mark is exhibited in a single line:

 

PROVIDED FURTHER that registration mark on a light motor vehicle may be in e centre with illumination.

 

(4)        Every motor vehicle, except motor cab and motor car, manufactured on and form the date of commencement of the Central Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Rules, 93, shall be provided with sufficient space in the rear for display of registration mark two lines-

 

(5)        In case of agricultural tractors, the registration mark need not be inclined to e vertical by more than 30 degrees.

 

(6)        The registration mark of the drawing agricultural tract or may not be exhibited the agricultural trailer or trailers.]

 

1.         Substituted by GSR 338(E) dt. 26-3-1993.

2.         Added by GSR 338(E) dt. 26-3-1993.

 

1[51.     Size of letters and numerals of the registration mark

 

1.         Substituted by GSR 338(E) dt. 26-3-1993.

 

The dimension of letters and figures of the registration mark and the space between different letters and numerals and letters and edge of the plain surface shall be as follows: -

 

S. No.

Class of vehicle

Dimensions not less than height, thickness and space between

1

2

3

4

5

1.

All motor cycles and three wheeled invalid carriages

Rear-letters

35

7

5

2.

All motor cycles and three wheeled invalid carriages

Rear-numerals

40

7

5

3.

Motor cycles engine capacity less than 70cc

 With front letters & numerals

15

2.5

2.5

4.

Other motor cycles

Front-letters & numerals

30

5

5

5.

Three wheelers of engine capacity not exceeding 500 cc

Rear and front numerals

35

7

5

6.

Three wheelers of engine capacity not exceeding 500 cc

Rear and front numerals

40

7

5

7.

All other motor vehicles

Rear and front letters, and numerals

65

10

10]

 

52.       Renewal of certificate of registration

 

(1)        An application by or on behalf of the owner of a motor vehicle, other than a transport vehicle, for the renewal of a certificate of registration, shall be made to the registering authority in whose jurisdiction the vehicle is, in Form 25 not more than sixty days before the date of its expiry, accompanied by the appropriate fee as specified in rule 81.

 

(2)        On receipt of an application under sub-rule (1), the registering authority shall refer the vehicle to the authority referred to in sub-section (1) of section 56 and after obtaining a certificate of fitness from that authority, renew the certificate of registration.

 

PROVIDED that in a case where the certificate of fitness is granted on a date after the expiry of a certificate of registration, the renewal shall be made from the date of grant of the certificate of fitness for a period of five years.

 

(3)        A motor vehicle other than a transport vehicle shall not be deemed to be validly registered for the purposes of section 39, after the expiry of the period of validity entered in the certificate of registration and no such vehicle shall be used in any public place until its certificate of registration is renewed under sub-rule (2).

 

53.       Issue of duplicate certificate of registration

 

(1)        If at any time, the certificate of registration is lost or destroyed the owner shall report to the police station in the jurisdiction of which the loss or destruction has occurred and intimate that fact in writing to the registering authority by whom the certificate of registration was issued.

 

(2)        An application for the issue of a duplicate certificate of registration shall be made to the original registering authority in Form 26 and shall be accompanied by the appropriate fee as specified in rule 81.

 

54.       Assignment of new registration mark

 

(1)        An application for the assignment of a new registration mark under sub-section (1) of section 47 shall be made in Form 27 and shall be accompanied by a no objection certificate in Form 28 along with the appropriate fee as specified in rule 81, within a period of thirty days from the date of expiry of the period specified in the said section:

 

PROVIDED that where a motor vehicle is intended to be kept in a state for a period exceeding twelve months and the owner of such vehicle makes a declaration to that effect, the application may be made at any time within the said period of twelve months.

 

(2)        On receipt of an application under sub-rule (l) the registering authority shall, subject to the provision of section 44, assign to the vehicle the registration mark.

 

55.       Transfer of ownership

 

(1)        Where the ownership of a motor vehicle is transferred, the transferor shall report the fact of transfer in Form 29 to the registering authorities concerned in whose jurisdiction the transferor and the transferee reside or have their places of business.

 

(2)        An application for the transfer of ownership of a motor vehicle under sub-clause (i) of clause (a) of sub-section (1) of section 50 shall be made by the transferee in Form 30, and shall be accompanied by-

 

(i)         The certificate of registration;

 

(ii)        The certificate of insurance; and

 

(iii)       The appropriate fee as specified in rule 81.

 

(3)        An application for transfer of ownership of a motor vehicle under sub-clause (ii) of clause (a) of subsection (1) of section 50 shall be made by the transferee in For 30 and shall, in addition to the documents and fee referred to in sub-rule (2), b accompanied by one of the following documents, namely, -

 

(a)        A no-objection certificate granted by the registering authority under sub-section (3) of section 48; or

 

(b)        An order of the registering authority refusing to grant the no-objection certificate under sub-section (3) of section 48; or

 

(c)        Where the no-objection certificate or the order, as the case may be, has no been received, a declaration by the transferor that he has not received an such communication together with-

 

(i)         The receipt obtained from the registering authority under sub-section (2) of section 48; or

 

(ii)        The postal acknowledgment received from the registering authority where the application for no-objection certificate has been sent by pos

 

56.       Transfer of ownership on death of owner of the vehicle

 

(1)        Where the owner of a motor vehicle dies, the person succeeding to the possession of the vehicle may for a period of three months, use the vehicle as if it ha been transferred to him where such person has, within thirty days of the death of the owner informs the registering authority of the occurrence of the death of the owner and of his own intention to use the vehicle.

 

(2)        The person referred to in sub-rule (l) shall apply in Form 3l within the period of three months to the said registering authority for the transfer of ownership of the vehicle in his name, accompanied by-

 

(a)        The appropriate fee as specified in rule 81

 

(b)        The death certificate in relation to the registered owner;

 

(c)        The certificate of registration; and

 

(d)        The certificate of insurance.

 

57.       Transfer of ownership of vehicle purchased in public auction

 

(1)        The person who has acquired or purchased a motor vehicle at a public auction conducted by or on behalf of the Central Government or a State Government shall make an application in Form 32 within thirty days of taking possession of the vehicle to the registering, authority accompanied by

 

(a)        The appropriate fee as specified in rule 81;

 

(b)        The certificates of registration and insurance-

 

(c)        The certificate or order confirming the sale of the vehicle in his favour duty signed by the person authorised to conduct the auction; and

 

(d)        The certified copy of the order of the Central Government or State Government authorising the auction of the vehicle.

 

(2)        Where the vehicle auctioned is a vehicle without any registration mark or with a registration mark which on verification is found to be false, the registering authority shall, subject to the provisions of section 44, assign a new registration mark to the vehicle in the name of the Department of the Central Government or State Government auctioning the vehicle and thereafter record the entries of transfer of ownership of the vehicle giving the name and address of the person to whom the vehicle is sold.

 

58.       No-objection certificate

 

(1)        An application for the issue of a no-objection certificate under section 48 in respect of a into or vehicle shall be made in Form 28 to the registering authority by which the vehicle was previously registered, accompanied by-

 

(a)        The certified copy of the certificate of registration;

 

(b)        The certified copy of the certificate of insurance;

 

(c)        Evidence of payment of motor vehicle tax up-to-date;

 

(d)        Where no tax is payable for a certain period a certificate from the tax collecting authority that no tax is due from the vehicle for the said period.

 

(2)        In the case of a transport vehicle, in addition to the documents referred to in sub-rule (1), documentary evidence in respect of the following matters shall also be furnished, namely, -

 

(a)        That the vehicle is not covered by any permit issued by any transport authority;

 

(b)        That the sum of money agreed upon to be paid by the holder of the permit under sub-sections (5) and (6) of section 86, if any, is not pending recovery-

 

(c)        Evidence of payment of tax on passengers and goods under any law for the time being in force up to the date of application for a no-objection certificate.

 

(3)        On receipt of an application under sub-rule (l), the registering authority shall fill Part-III of Form 28 and return that part to the applicant duly signed.

 

(4)        Where the registering authority grants or refuses to grant the no-objection certificate, it shall return the duplicate copy of the said Form to the applicant and the triplicate copy to the other registering authority after duly filling and signing Part II thereof.

 

59.       Change in residence

 

An application for recording a change in the residence in the certificate of registration of a motor vehicle shall be made by the owner of the vehicle in Form, 13 accompanied by the certificate of registration and proof of address in the manner specified in the rule 4 and the appropriate fee as specified in rule 81.

 

60.       Endorsement of hire-purchase agreements, etc.

 

An application for making an entry of hire-purchase, lease or hypothecation Agreement in the certificate of registration of a motor vehicle required under sub-section (2) of section 51 shall be made in Form 34 duly signed by the registered owner of the vehicle and the financier and shall be accompanied by the certificate of registration and the appropriate fee as specified in rule 81.

 

61.       Termination of hire-purchase agreements, etc.

 

(1)        Anapplicationforiiiakinganentryofterminationofagreementofilire-purcilase, lease or hypothecation referred to in sub-section (3) of section 51 shall be made in Form 35 duly signed by the registered owner of the vehicle and the financier, and shall be accompanied by the certificate of registration and the appropriate fee as specified in rule 81.

 

(2)        The application for the issue of a fresh, certificate of registration under subsection (5) of section 51 shall be made in Form 36 and shall be accompanied by a fee as specified in rule 81.

 

(3)        Wlieretheregisteredownerhasrefusedtodeliverthecertificateofregistration to the financier or has absconded then the registering authority shall issue a notice to the registered owner of the vehicle in Form 37.

 

Certificate of Fitness

 

62.       Validity of certificate of fitness

 

(1)        A certificate of fitness in respect of a transport vehicle granted under section 56 shall be in Form 38 and such certificate when granted or renewed shall be valid for the period as indicated below :

 

(a)

New transport vehicle   Two years

Two years

(b)

Renewal of certificate of fitness in respect of vehicle mentioned in (a) above 1[* * *]

One year

2[(c)

Renewal of certificate of fitness in respect of vehicles covered under rule 82 of these rules

Three years]

(d)

Fresh registration of imported vehicles

Same period as in the case of vehicles manufactured in India having regard to the date of manufacture.

 

(2)        The fee for the grant or renewal of a certificate of fitness shall be specified in rule 81.

 

1.         Omitted by GSR 933 (E)dt.28-10-1989.

2.         Inserted by GSR 732(E) dt. 30-9-1994.

 

63.       Regulation and control of authorised testing station

 

(1)      No operator of an authorised testing station shall issue or renewal certificate of fitness to a transport vehicle under section 56 without a letter of authority in Form 39 granted by the registering authority.

 

(2)        An application for grant or renewal of a letter of authority under sub-rule(1) shall be made in Form 40 to the registering authority having jurisdiction in the area in which the service station or garage is situated and shall be accompanied by,-

 

(a)        The appropriate fee as specified in rule 81;

 

(b)        A security deposit of 1[rupees one lakh] in such manner as may be specified by the State Government.

 

Explanation: For the purposes of this rule and rules 64 to 72, the registering authority means an officer not below , the rank of the regional transport officer of the Motor Vehicles Department established under section 213.

 

(3)        A registering authority shall, when considering an application for the grant or renewal of a letter of authority, have regard to the following matters, namely, -

 

(a)        The applicant or at least one of the members of the staff employed by him for the inspection of transport vehicles for the purpose of issue of renewal of certificate of fitness possesses the following minimum qualifications:

 

(i)         A 2[three years] diploma in automobile engineering or mechanical engineering or an equivalent qualification;

 

(ii)        Experience of minimum service of five years in an automobile workshop undertaking repairs of heavy goods vehicles, heavy passenger motor vehicles, medium motor vehicles and light motor vehicles;

 

(iii)       A driving licence to drive motorcycles, heavy passenger motor vehicles and heavy goods vehicles with a minimum driving experience of not less than five years;

 

(iv)       Thorough knowledge of the Act and the Rules made thereunder, especially the Chapters relating to registration of motor vehicles and construction, equipment and maintenance of motor vehicles;

 

(b)        The premises where the authorised testing station is to be housed is in either owned by the applicant or is taken on lease by him or is hired in his name and it his 1[minimum of one acre of land] for administrative section, reception from and 1[sanitary block and space for erection] of testing equipments and other apparatus;

 

(c)        Inspection lanes are provided adjacent to the building in the same compound or at other places approved by the registering authority;

 

(d)        Testing equipments and apparatus are installed in such manner that vehicles may pass through with ease and speed;

 

1[(e)     The applicant maintains in good condition, the equipment and apparatus for undertaking test pertaining to exhagust gas, smoke emission, brake system, head-lights, wheel alignments, compressors, speedometers and other like components];

 

 (f)        The financial resources of the applicant are sufficient to provide for its continued maintenance;

 

(g)        The applicant maintains an up-to-date copl7 of the Act, these Rules and the concerned State Motor Vehicles Rules.

 

(4)        The registering authority shall also, when considering an application under this rule, take into consideration the fact that the setting up of the authorised testing station will improve the availability of testing facilities in the area both in relation to the number of vehicles and proximity to such facilities.

 

(5)        The registering authority may, on receipt of an application under sub-rule(2) and after satisfying himself that the applicant has complied with the requirements of sub-rules (3) and (4), grant or renew the letter of authority in Form 39:

 

PROVIDED that no application for a letter of authority shall be refused by the registering authority unless the applicant is given an opportunity of being heard and reasons for Such refusal are given in writing by the registering authority.

 

1.         Substituted by GSR 338(E) dt. 26-3-1993.

2.         Inserted by GSR 338(E) dt. 26-3-1993.

 

64.       Duration of letter of authority

 

A letter of authority granted or renewed shall be effective for a period of five years from the date of grant or renewal.

 

65.       General conditions to be observed by the holder of letter of authority

 

The holder of a letter of authority shall-

 

(a)        Maintain a register with a separate page for each vehicle containing the registration number of the vehicle for which the certificate of fitness is granted or renewed, the make and model of the vehicle, the engine number and the chassis number of the vehicle along with the pencil point of the chassis number, the name and address of the owner of the vehicle, particulars of any permit of such vehicle, period of validity of certificate of fitness granted or renewed and the signature of the owner of the vehicle of his, authorised representative;

 

(b)        Forward the particulars of the transport vehicles for which certificates of fitness have been granted or renewed and the period of validity of such certificate, within two days of grant or renewal of the certificate of fitness, to the authority which his granted the perni4t and where the transport vehicle is not covered by a permit, to the transport authority in whose  jurisdiction the vehicle is kept;

 

(c)        Issue to every transport vehicle satisfying the requirements of section 56, a certificate of fitness in accordance with the provisions of rule 62;

 

(d)        Not shift the place of business mentioned in the letter of authority without the prior approval in writing of the registering authority which granted the letter of authority;

 

(e)        Keep the premises of the testing and the records and registers maintained by it and all the machinery, equipment and apparatus in the premises at all reasonable times open for inspection by the registering authority or any person of the Motor, vehicles Department of the State Government established under secure, 213 authorised in this behalf by the registering authority;

 

(f)         Display at a prominent place in its main office the following:

 

(i)         The letter of authority in original issued to the authorised testing station by the registering authority;

 

(ii)        The name and address of the person authorised to issue or renew the certificate of fitness;

 

(iii)       The qualifications of the persons referred to in clause (a) of sub-rule(3) of rule 63;

 

(g)        Not charge a fee for inspection of a vehicle for the purpose of issue or renewal of the appropriate certificate of fitness in excess of the fee specified in rule 81;

 

(h)        Surrender to the Regional Transport Authority leaving jurisdiction over the area, the register referred to in clause (a) as soon as entries in all the pages in the register are completed and in any case not later than two days after such completion.

 

66.       Issue of duplicate letter of authority

 

(1)        If at any time the letter of authority granted or renewed under sub-rule (51) of rule 63 is lost or destroyed, the holder of the letter of authority shall report to the police station in the jurisdiction of which the loss or destruction has occurred and intimate the fact in writing to the registering authority which granted or renewed the letter of authority act shall apply for a duplicate.

 

(2)        On receipt of an duplication along with the appropriate fee as specified in rule the registering authority may issue a duplicate letter of authority clearly marked “Duplicate”.

 

(3)        If after the issue of a duplicate letter of authority, the original is traced, the same shall be surrendered forth with to the registering authority by which it was issued.

 

67.       Supervision of authorised testing stations

 

The registering authority or any officer of the, Motor Vehicles Department of the State Government duly authorised in this behalf by the registering authority may, at any time, conduct test checks at the premises of the authorised testing station with a view to ensure that the vehicles are properly tested by the authorised testing station.

 

68.       Power of registering authority or Regional Transport Authority to call for information

 

The authorised testing station shall submit to the registering authority or the Regional Transport Authority having jurisdiction in the area, such information or returns as may be called for by such authority from time to time.

 

69.       Power, of registering authority to suspend or cancel the letter of authority or forfeit security deposit

 

(1)        If the registering authority is satisfied after giving the holder of a letter of authority an opportunity of being heard, that he has-

 

(a)        Failed to maintain the equipment, machinery and apparatus referred to in sub-clause (e) of sub-rule (3) of rule 63 in good condition; or

 

(b)        Failed to comply with the other requirements laid down in sub-rule (3) of rule 63; or

 

(c)        Failed to observe correct standards of testing before granting or renewing certificates of fitness as noticed at the time of test-checking referred to in rule 67 or the frequency of accidents involving transport vehicles covered by certificates of fitness granted or renewed by the authorised testing station attributable to any mechanical defect of the vehicle, it may-

 

(i)         Suspend the letter of authority for a specified period, or

 

(ii)        Cancel the letter of authority; or

 

(iii)       Order forfeiture of the security deposit furnished by the authorised testing station.

 

(2)        Where the letter of authority is suspended or cancelled under sub-rule (l), the holder of the letter of authority shall, within thirty days of the receipt of the order of forfeiture, remit to the registering authority the amount ordered to be forfeited so that the requirement of sub-rule (2) of rule 63 in relation to deposit of security is complied with.

 

70.       Appeal

 

Any person aggrieved by an order of the registering authority under sub-rule (5) of rule 63 or sub-rule (1) of rule 68, may, within thirty days of the receipt of the order, appeal to the head of the Motor Vehicles Department of the State Government established under section 213.

 

71.       Procedure for appeal

 

(1)        An appeal under rule 70 shall be preferred in duplicate in the form of a memorandum, setting forth the grounds of objections to the order of the registering authority and shall be accompanied by the appropriate fee as specified in rule 81 and a certified copy of such order.

 

(2)        The appellate authority may, after giving an opportunity to the parties to be heard and after such enquiry as it may deem necessary, pass appropriate orders.

 

72.       Voluntary surrender of letter of authority

 

(1)        The holder of a letter of authority may, at any time, surrender the letter of authority issued to him, to the registering authority which has granted the letter of authority and on such surrender, the registering authority shall cancel the letter of authority forth with.

 

(2)        On cancellation of the letter of authority under sub-rule (1), the registering authority shall refund to the holder of the letter of authority, the amount of security deposit referred to in sub-rule (2) of rule 63 in full and without any interest.

 

73.       Tax clearance certificate to be submitted to the testing station

 

No authorised testing station shall accept an application for the grant or renewal of a certificate of fitness unless the same is accompanied by a tax clearance certificate in such form as may be specified by the State Government, from the Regional Transport Officer or Motor Vehicles Inspector having jurisdiction in the area to the effect that the vehicle is not in arrears of motor vehicle tax or any compounding fee referred to in sub-sections (5) and (6) of section 86.

 

Registration of Vehicles belonging to the Central Government

Used for Defence Purposes

 

74.       Assignment of registration marks to the vehicles belonging to the Central Government used for defence purposes

 

The authority referred to in sub-section (1) of section 60 shall assign registration marks to the vehicles belonging to the Central Government and used for defence purposes in the following manner, namely, -

 

A group of figures followed by a single capital letter, a broad arrow, not more than six figures and a capital letter or a group of letters.  The registration mark shall be in English letters and Arabic numerals.

 

State Register of Motor Vehicles

 

75.       State Register of Motor Vehicles

 

(1)        Each State Government shall maintain a State Register of Motor Vehicles in respect of motor vehicles registered in the State in Form 41.

 

(2)        Each State Government shall send to the Director (Transport Research), Ministry of Surface Transport, New Delhi, a printed copy of the Register referred to in sub-rule            (1).

 

Special Provision for Registration of Motor Vehicles of

Diplomatic Officers, etc.

 

76.       Registration of vehicles of diplomatic and consular officers

 

(1)        Every application for registration of a motor vehicle under sub-section (1)of section 42 by or on behalf of any diplomatic officer or consular officer shall be made in triplicate by the head of the mission or consular officer in Form 42 and be addressed to the registering authority through the competent authority accompanied by the relevant documents and fees referred to in rule 47.

 

(2)        The competent authority shall forward one copy of the application to the registering authority concerned together with a statement certifying the status of the person applying for registration and shall return one copy of the application to the applicant.  The third copy of the application may be retained by the competent authority for record.

 

(3)        The registering authority shall, on receipt of the application duly endorsed under sub-rule (2), register the vehicle, subject to the provisions of section 44.

 

(4)        The registering authority shall issue to the owner of a motor vehicle registered by it under sub-rule (3), a certificate of registration in Form 43 and shall enter in a register to be kept by it, particulars of such certificate.

 

(5)        The registering authority shall assign to the motor vehicle for display there on in the manner specified in rule 77, the registration mark in accordance with sub-rule (6) or sub-rule (7), as the case may be.

 

(6)        A motor vehicle belonging to a diplomatic mission or to a consular post in Delhi or to any of its diplomatic or consular officers shall be assigned a registration mark consisting of the letters “CD” preceded by the number allotted to the mission or post by the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India and followed by a number allotted to the vehicle by the registering authority in the following manner, namely, -

 

(i)         An official vehicle meant for the use of the head of a mission or post shall be allotted the number “I”;

 

(ii)        Personal vehicles of the head of the mission or post shall be allotted the number “1”, followed consecutively, in alphabetical order, by a letter beginning with the letter ‘A”, -

 

(iii)       Official vehicles, other than those referred to in clause (i), shall be allotted consecutive numbers beginning with the number ‘2”;

 

(iv)       Vehicles belonging to other officers of the mission or post shall be allotted numbers in consecutive order after the last number allotted under clause (iii);

 

(v)        Vehicles acquired by a mission or post, or by its diplomatic or consular officer, other than heads of missions or posts, shall be allotted numbers in consecutive order after the last number allotted under clause (iv) irrespective of whether such vehicle is for official or personal use of the mission or post or any of its officers;

 

(vi)       A number allotted to a vehicle under any of the clauses (i) to (iv), which is lying unutilised due to sale or export of such vehicle or cancellation of its number may be allotted to another vehicle under the same clause in respect of which an application has been made under sub-rule (1).

 

(7)        A motor vehicle belonging to a consular post outside Delhi or to any of its officers shall be assigned a registration mark consisting of the letters “CC” preceded by the number of the post allotted to it by the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India and followed by a number, allotted to the vehicle by the registering authority out of a block of numbers allotted for that post in the following manner, namely,-

 

(i)         An official vehicle meant for the use of the head of a consular post shall be allotted the first number from the block of numbers allotted to that post;

 

(ii)        Personal vehicles of the Consul-General shall be allotted the number referred to in clause (i), followed consecutively in alphabetical order by a letter beginning with the letter “A”;

 

(iii)       Official vehicles other than those referred to in clause (i), shall be allotted consecutive numbers beginning with the second number from the block of numbers allotted to the post;

 

(iv)       Vehicles belonging to other officers of the post shall be allotted numbers in consecutive order after the last number allotted under clause (iii);

 

(v)        Vehicles acquired by a post, or by its consular officers, other than the head of the post shall be allotted numbers in consecutive order after the last number allotted under clause (iv) irrespective of whether such vehicle is for official or personal use of the post or any of its officers;

 

(vi)       A number allotted to a vehicle under any of the clauses (i) to (v), which is lying unutilised due to sale or export of such vehicle or cancellation of its number, may be allotted to another vehicle under the same clause in respect of which an application has been made under sub-rule (i).

 

Explanation: For the purposes of this rule and rules 77, 78 and 79, “competent authority” means: -

 

(i)         In relation to a diplomatic officer or a consular officer who has his residence in Delhi, the Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of External Affairs (Protocol Division); and

 

(ii)        In relation to a diplomatic officer or a consular officer who has his residence at any other peace, the Chief Secretary to the State Government.

 

1[76A. Application of rules 76 to 80 to organisations notified under the United Nations (Privileges and Immunities) Act, 1947

 

The provisions of rules 76 to 80 shall apply to the motor vehicles of diplomatic officers of the organisations notified under the United Nations (Privileges and Immunities) Act, 1947 (46 of 1947) as they apply to a diplomatic officer or consular officer with the notification that in rule 76, -

 

(a)        In sub-rule (6), for the letters “CD”, the letters “UN” shall be substituted; and

 

(b)        In sub-rule (7), for the letters “CC”, the letters “UN” shall be substituted.]

 

1.         Inserted by GSR 644(E), dt. 25-9-1995.

 

77.       Exhibition of registration mark

 

(1)        The registration mark assigned under sub-rules (5) to (7) of rule 76 shall be clearly  exhibited in reflecting colour both at the front and rear of the vehicle on the plain surface of a plate or part of the vehicle and the size of which shall be 41 centimetres by 14 centimetres-

 

(i)         With deep blue background, the registration mark and the number being in white in the case of motor vehicles referred to in sub-rule (6) of rule 76;

 

(ii)        With yellow background, the registration mark and the number being, in black, in the case of motor vehicles referred to in sub-rule (7) of rule 76.

 

(2)        The registration mark shall be in English letters and Arabic numerals and-

 

(i)         Save in the case of a motorcycle or an invalid carriage, the letters shall be not less than 6 centimetres high and 2 centimetres thick at any part, the numerals shall be not less than 9 centimetres high and 2 centimetres thick at any part, and there shall be a space between any letter and any numeral and between any letter or any numeral and the edge of the plain surface of not less than 1 centimetre and a space between any two letters and between any two numerals of not less than 1 centimetre; and

 

(ii)        In the case of a motorcycle or an invalid carriage, the dimensions of the letters and figures shall not be less than two-thirds of those specified in clause (i).

 

(3)        The plain surface referred to in sub-rule (2) shall not be inclined from the vertical by more than thirty degrees. The letters and numerals shall be exhibited as follows:

 

(i)         In the case of a transport vehicle, the registration mark shall be exhibited in two separate horizontal lines, the number allotted to the mission or post and the letters forming the first line followed by the number allotted by the registering authority in the second line; and

 

(ii)        In all other cases, the registration mark may exhibit the letters and numerals either in two horizontal lines as aforesaid or in one horizontal line.

 

(4)        Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rule (1), the registration mark exhibited at the front of a motorcycle or an invalid carriage may be displayed on a plate in line with the axis of the vehicle and shall, in such a case, be displayed on both sides of the plate.

 

(5)        In the case of a trailer, -

 

(i)         The registration mark shall be exhibited on a plate or surface on the left hand side of the trailer, the dimensions of the letters and figures being not less than two-thirds of the dimensions specified in sub-rule (2);

 

(ii)        The registration mark of the drawing motor vehicle to be affixed to the rear of the trailer shall be in conformity with the provisions of these rules relating to the registration mark affixed to the rear of the motor vehicle.

 

(6)        The registration mark shall also be painted on the right and left side of the body of a transport vehicle.

 

 78.      Assignment of new registration mark on removal of vehicle to another State

 

(1)        Every application for assignment of new registration mark on removal to another State under sub-section (1) of section 47 by or on behalf of a diplomatic officer or consular officer shall be made in triplicate in Form 44 and shall be addressed to the registering authority through the competent authority accompanied by the relevant documents and fees referred to in rule 54.

 

(2)        The provisions of sub-rules (2) to (7) of rule 76 shall apply to an application made under sub-rule (1) as they apply to an application made under sub-rule (1) of rule 76.

 

79.       Suspension and cancellation of registration of vehicle registered under rule76

 

If under the provisions of section 53, section 54 or section 55 the registration of a motor vehicle made in accordance with rule 76 is suspended or cancelled, then a copy of the order of suspension or cancellation shall be sent to the competent authority in addition to each of the authorities or persons to whom a copy has to be sent under the said sections.

 

80.       Transfer or disposal of motor vehicle registered under rule76

 

(1)        Where an motor vehicle registered in accordance with rule 76 is transferred by may of sale or other wise, the transfer or shall, within fourteen days, report the fact of the transfer along with the full name and address of the person to whom the vehicle is transferred to the registering authority within whose jurisdiction the transfer is effected and shall simultaneously send copies of the said report to, -

 

(a)        The transferee;

 

(b)        The competent authority,

 

(c)        The Collector of Customs of the port of importation of the vehicle and where it is not possible to locate the port of importation, to the Collector of Central Excise and Customs nearest to the headquarters of the transferee; and

 

(d)        The original registering authority in whose records the registration of the vehicle is recorded, if the transfer is effected in the jurisdiction of another registering authority;

 

And shall also surrender the number plate in respect of the vehicle to the registering authority in whose records the registration of the vehicle is recorded, when the transfer is to a person other than a diplomatic officer or a consular officer.

 

(2)        Where the transferee is a diplomatic officer or a consular officer, an application by him or on his behalf shall be made to the registering authority for registration of the vehicle in accordance with the provisions of rule 76.

 

Fees

 

81.       Fees

 

The fee which shall be charged under the provisions of this Chapter shall be as specified in the table below:

 

TABLE

S. No

Purpose

Amount

Rule

Section

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

1.

Grant and renewal of trade certificate in respect of each vehicle

 

Motorcycle

 

Invalid carriage

 

Others

 

 

 

Twenty-five rupees

 

Twenty-five rupees One hundred rupees

34(l)

 

2.

Duplicate trade certificate

 

Motorcycle

 

Invalid carriage

 

Others

 

 

Fifteen rupees

 

Fifteen rupees

 

Fifty rupees

38(l)

 

3.

Appeal under rule 46   

Fifty rupees

46(l)

 

4.

Issue, renewal of certificates of registration and assignment of new registration mark:

 

Invalid carriage

 

Motorcycle

 

Light motor vehicle

 

Medium goods vehicle

 

Medium passenger motor vehicle

 

Heavy goods vehicle

 

Heavy passenger motor vehicle

 

Imported motor vehicle

 

Imported motor cycle

 

Any other vehicle not mentioned above

 

 

 

 

 

Ten rupees

 

Thirty rupees

 

One hundred rupees

 

Two hundred rupees

 

Two hundred rupees

 

Three hundred rupees

 

Three hundred  rupees

 

Four hundred    rupees

 

One hundred rupees

 

One hundred and fifty rupees

47 (1)

52 (1)

54(1)

76(1)&

78(l)

 

5.

Issue of duplicate certificate of registration

Half of the fee mentioned in serial number 4

53(2)

 

6.

Transfer of ownership

Half of the fee mentioned in  serial number 4

55(2)(iii),

55(3),

56(2)(a)

&57(l)(a)

 

7.

Change of residence

Ten rupees

59

 

8.

Recording alteration in the certificate of  registration

Twenty-five rupees

 

52(4)

9.

Endorsing hire-                      

purchase/lease/hypothecation agreement

Fifty rupees

60

 

10.

Cancellation of hire-purchase/lease/hypothecation agreement or issue of fresh certificate of registration

Fifty rupees

61(l),61(2)

 

11.

*[Grant and renewal of certificate of fitness:             

 

Light motor vehicles    

 

Medium goods vehicle/ passenger motor   vehicle 

 

Heavy goods vehicle/heavy passenger motor vehicle   

 

 

 

Fifty rupees

 

One hundred rupees

 

 

One hundred and fifty rupees]

62(2)

 

12.

Grant and renewal of letter of authority

Five thousand   rupees

63(2)(a)

 

13.

Issue of duplicate letter of authority

Fifty rupees

66(2)

 

14.

Appeal under rule 70

Two hundred rupees

71(l)

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

*          Substituted by GSR 933(E) dt. 28-10-1989, Gazette of India Extra.  No. 566, Part II, s. 3(ii)

 

CHAPTER IV

CONTROL OF TRANSPORT VEHICLES

 

Tourist Permits

 

82.       Tourist permits

 

(1)        An application for the grant of permit in respect of a tourist vehicle (hereinafter referred to in these rules as a tourist permit) shall be made in Form 45 to the State Transport Authority.

 

(2)        1[* * *]

 

2[3[ (a)]    A tourist permit shall be deemed to be invalid from the date on which the motor vehicle covered by the permit completes 9 years in the case of a motor cab and 8 years where the motor vehicle is other than a motor cab, unless the motor vehicle is replaced];

 

3[(b)]       Where a vehicle covered by a tourist permit is proposed to be replaced by another, the latter vehicle shall not be more than two years old on the date of such replacement.

 

            Explanation : For the purposes of this sub-rule, the period of  2[9 years or 8 years] shall be computed from the date of initial registration of the motor vehicle.

 

1.         Omitted by CSR 338(E) dt. 26-3-1993.

2.         Substituted by CSR 338(E) dt. 26-3-1993.

3          Renumbered by CSR 338(E) dt. 26-3-1993.

 

83.       Authorisation fee

 

(1)        An application for the grant of authorisation for a tourist permit shall be made in Form 46 and shall be accompanied by a fee of Rs. 500 per annum in the form of a bank draft.

 

(2)        Every authorisation shall be granted in Form 47subject to the payment of taxes or fees, if any, levied by the concerned States.

 

1[(2a) The authority which grants the authorisation shall in form the State Transport Authorities concerned the registration number of the motor vehicle, the name and address of the permit holder and the period for which the said authorisation is valid:

 

PROVIDED that where the permit holder undertakes to pay the tax direct to the concerned State Transport Authority at the time of entry in his jurisdiction, the authorisation shall expressly state that it has been issued subject to payment of taxes to the concerned State Transport Authority].

 

(3)        The period of validity of an authorisation shall not exceed one year at a time 2[* * *].

 

1.         Inserted by GSR 338(E) dt. 26-3-1993.

2.         Omitted by GSR 933(E) dt. 28-10-1989.

 

84.       Right of operation

 

No tourist permit shall be deemed to confer the right of operation in any State not included in the authorisation referred to in rule 83 nor shall it exempt the owner of a vehicle from the payment of tax or fee, if any, leviable in any State.

 

85.       Additional conditions of tourist permit

 

The following shall be the additional conditions of every tourist permit granted to  tourist vehicle other than a motor cab under sub-section (9) of section 88, namely,-

 

(1)        The permit holder shall cause to be prepared in respect of each trip a list in triplicate of tourist passengers to be carried in the vehicle, 1[* * *] giving full particulars as under: -

 

(a)        Name of the passenger,

 

(b)        Address of the passenger,

 

(c)        Age of the passenger,

 

(d)        Starting point and the point of destination.

 

2[(2)     One copy of the list referred to in sub-rule (1) shall be carried in the tourist vehicle and shall be produced on demand by the officers authorised to demand production of documents by or under the provisions of the Act and the Rules, and the second copy shall be preserved by the permit holder.]

 

(3)        The tourist vehicle shall either commence its journey, or end its journey, circular or otherwise, in the home State, subject to the condition that the vehicle shall not remain outside the home State for a period of more than 1[three months].  The permit holder shall see that every return of the tourist vehicle to the home State is reported to the authority which issued the permit:

 

PROVIDED that where the contracted journey ends outside the home State, the vehicle shall not be offered for hire within that State or from that State to any other State except for the return journey to any point in the home State.

 

(4)        The tourist vehicle may operate circular tours of places lying exclusively in the home State or in the home State and outside the State if such circular tours are in the list approved by the Tourist Department of the home State to visit places of tourist, historical or religious importance and the tour is duly advertised beforehand.

 

(5)        The permit holder or his authorised agent shall issue a receipt to the hirer   the counterfoil of the same shall be kept available with him and produced on demand to the officers empowered to demand documents by or under the Act.

 

(6)        The tourist vehicles shall be painted in white colour with a blue ribbon of five  centimetres width at the Centre of the exterior of the body and the word “Tourist” shall be inserted on two sides of the vehicle within a circle of sixty centimetres diameter.

 

(8)        The permit holder shall display in the front to of the tourist vehicle a board in yellow with letters in black with the inscription “Tourist permit valid in the State(s) of...........in English and Hindi and also, if he so prefers, in the regional language of the home State.

 

(9)        The permit holder shall not operate the tourist vehicle as a stage carriage.

 

(10)      The permit holder shall maintain i day-to-day logbook indicating the name and address of the permit holder and the registration mark of the vehicle, name and address of the driver with the particulars of his driving licence and the starting and destination points of the journey with the time of departure and arrival and the name and address of the hirer.

 

(11)      The permit holder shall furnish once in every 3 months the information contained in condition (10) to the State Transport Authority which granted the permit and the logbook shall be preserved for a period of 3 years and shall be made available to the said authority on demand along with the records referred to in conditions (2) and (4)-

 

Explanation: In this rule, “home State” means the State which has granted the permit under sub-section (9) of section 88.

 

1.         Omitted by GSR 933(E) dt. 28-10-1989.

2.         Substituted by GSR 338(E) dt. 26-3-1993.

 

85B.    Additional conditions of every tourist permit in respect of motor cabs

 

(1)        The words “tourist vehicle” shall be painted on both the sides of the vehicle within a circle of twenty-five centimetres diameter.

 

(2)        A board the inscription “Tourist permit valid in the State(s) of...…..” in black letters in yellow background shall be displayed in the front of the vehicle above the registration number plates.

 

National Permits

 

86.       Application for national permit

 

An application for the grant of a national permit shall be made in Form 48 to the authority referred to in section 69.

 

87.       Form, contents and duration of authorisation

 

(1)        An application for the grant of an authorisation for a national permit shall be made in Form 46 and shall be accompanied by a fee of Rs. 500 per annual in the form of a bank draft.

 

(2)        Every authorisation shall be granted in Form 47 subject to the payment of the taxes or fees, if any, levied by the concerned States.

 

1[(2-A) The authority which grants the authorisation shall in form the State Transport Authorities concerned the registration number of the motor vehicle, the name and address of the permit holder and the period for which the said authorised is valid.]

 

(3)        The period of validity of an authorisation shall not exceed one year at a time 2[* * *]

 

1.         Inserted by GSR 799(E) dt. 30-12-1993.

2.         Omitted by GSR 933(E) dt. 28-10-1989.

 

1[88.     Age of motor vehicle for the purpose of national permit

 

(1)        No national permit shall be granted in respect of a goods carriage, other than multi-axle vehicle, which is more than  2[12] years old at any point of time.

 

(2)        No national permit shall be granted for a multi-axle goods carriage which is more than 15 years old at any point of time.

 

(3)        A national permit shill be deemed to be invalid from the date on which a goods carriage covered by the permit completes 15 years in case of a multi-axle goods carriage and 2[12] years where the vehicle is other than a multi-axle goods carriage, unless such goods carriage is replaced.

 

Explanation: For the purposes of this rule, the period of 2[12] years or 15 years, as the case may be, shall be computed from the date of initial registration of the motor vehicle covered under its permit or the prime mover in case of an articulated vehicle].

 

1.         Substituted by GSR 338(E) dt. 26-3-1993.

2.         Substituted by GSR 799(E) dt. 30-12-1993.

 

89.       Quarterly return to be filed by a national permit holder

 

A national permit holder shall file quarterly a return in Form 49 in respect of a motor vehicle covered by the national permit to the authority which granted the national permit.

 

90.       Additional conditions for national permit

 

The national permit issued under subsection (12) of section 88 shall be subject to the following additional conditions, namely,-

 

(1)        The vehicle plying under a national permit shall be painted in dry leaf brown colour with thirty centimetres broad white borders and the words “National permit” shall be inscribed on both sides of the vehicle in bold letters within a circle of sixty centimetres diameter:

 

PROVIDED that the body of a tanker carrying dangerous or hazardous goods shall be painted in white colour with a dry leaf brown ribbon of 5 centimetres width around in the middle at the exterior and that of the driver’s cabin in orange colour.

 

(2)        A board with the in scription “National permit valid in the State (s) of......... with blue letters on white background shall be carried in front top of such vehicle.

 

(3)        No such vehicle shall carry any goods without a bill of lading in Form 50.

 

(4)        The vehicle shall have a minimum of two drivers and shall be provided with a seat across its full width behind the driver’s seat providing facility for the spare driver to stretch himself and sleep:

 

1[PROVIDED that this sub-rule shall apply to light motor vehicle and medium goods vehicles only from a date to be notified by the Central Government].

 

(5)        The vehicle shall at all times carry the following documents and shall be produced on demand by an officer empowered to demand documents by or under the Act, namely, -

 

(i)         Certificate of fitness,

 

(ii)        Certificate of insurance

 

(iii)       Certificate of registration,

 

(iv)       National permit,

 

(v)        Taxation certificate,

 

(vi)       Authorisation.

 

(6)        The vehicle shall be subject to all local rules or restrictions imposed by a State Government.

 

(7)        The vehicle shall not pick up or set down goods between two points situated in the same State 2[other than the home State].

 

1.         Added by GSR 338(E) dt. 26-3-1993.

2.         Inserted by GSR 933(E) dt. 28-10-1989.

 

CHAPTER V

 

CONSTRUCTION, EQUIPMENT AND MAINTENANCE

OF MOTOR VEHICLES

Preliminary

 

91.       Definitions

 

In this Chapter, unless the context otherwise requires,-

 

(a)        “Class label”, in relation to any dangerous or hazardous goods, means the class label specified in column 3 of the Table to rule 137;

 

(b)        “Consignor”, in relation to dangerous of hazardous goods intended for transportation by a goods carriage, means the owner of such dangerous or hazardous goods;

 

(c)        “Dangerous or hazardous goods”, means the goods of dangerous or hazardous nature to human life specified in Tables I, II and III to rule 137;

 

(d)        “Emergency information panel”, means the panel specified in rule 134;

 

(e)        “Primary risk”, in relation to any dangerous or hazardous goods, means the most potent risk which such goods give rise to;

 

(f)         “Subsidiary risk”, in relation to any dangerous or hazardous goods, means the subsidiary risk which such goods are likely to give rise to in addition to the primary risk.

 

92.       General       

 

(1)        No person shall use or cause or allow to be used in any public place any motor vehicle which does not comply with the provisions of this Chapter.

 

1[PROVIDED that nothing contained in this rule shall apply to vehicles manufactured prior to the coming into force of the Central Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Rules, 19931.

 

(2)        Nothing in this rule shall apply to a motor vehicle-

 

(a)        Which has been damaged in an accident o to a vehicle stopped or impeded owing to shortage of fuel or other temporary defects while at the place at which the accident or defect occurred, -

 

 (b)       Which is defective or damaged and is being removed to the nearest place of repair or disposal; or

 

(c)        Which is more than fifty years old from the date of its registration and is being driven for taking part in a vintage car rally:

 

PROVIDED that where a motor vehicle can no longer remain under the effective control of the person driving the same shall not be used in a public place except by towing.

 

1.         Inserted by GSR 338(E) dt. 26-3-1993.

 

Overall Dimension

 

93.       Overall dimension of motor vehicles

 

(1)        The overall width of a motor vehicle, measured at right angles to the axis of the motor vehicle between perpendicular planes enclosing the extreme points, shall not exceed

 

(i)         In the case of a motor vehicle, other than a transport vehicle, 2.5 metres;

 

(ii)        In the case of a transport vehicle, 2.7 metres.

 

Explanation: For purposes of this rule, a rear-view minor, or guard rail or a direction indicator (when in operation) shall not be taken into consideration in measuring the overall width of a motor vehicle.

 

(2)        The overall length of a motor vehicle, other than a trailer, shall not exceed, -

 

(i)         In the case of motor vehicle other than a transport vehicle having not more than two axles, 9.5 metres;

 

(ii)        In the case of a transport vehicle with rigid frame having two or more axles, 11.25 metres;

 

(iii)       In the case of an articulated vehicle having more than two axles, 16 metres;

 

(iv)       In the case of truck trailer or tractor trailer combinations, 18 metres.

 

(3)        In the case of an articulated vehicle or a tractor trailer combination specially constructed and used for the conveyance of individual load of exceptional length, -

 

(i)         If all the wheels of the vehicle are fitted with pneumatic tyres, or

 

(ii)        If all the wheels of the vehicle are not fitted with pneumatic tyres, so long as the vehicle is not driven at a speed exceeding twenty-five kilometres per hour, the overall length shall not exceed 18 metres.

 

Explanation: For the purposes of this rule “overall length” means the length of the vehicle measured between parallel planes passing through the extreme projection points of the vehicle exclusive of-

 

(i)         A starting handle;

 

(ii)        Any hood when down;

 

(iii)       Any fire-escape fixed to a vehicle;

 

(iv)       Any post office letter-box, the length of which measured parallel to the axis of the vehicle, does not exceed 30 centimetres;

 

(v)        Any ladder used for loading or unloading from the roof of the vehicle or any tail or indicator lamp or number plate fixed to a vehicle;

 

(vi)       Any spare wheel or spare wheel bracket or bumper fitted to a vehicle;

 

(vii)      Any towing hook or other fitment which does not project beyond any fitment covered by clauses (iii) to (vi).

 

(4)        The over all height of a motor vehicle measured from the surface on which the vehicle rests, -

 

(i)         In the case of a vehicle other than a double-decked motor vehicle, shall not exceed 3.8 metres;

 

(ii)        In the case of a double-decked motor vehicle, shall not exceed 4.75 metres;

 

(iii)       In the case of a laden trailer carrying ISO series 1 Freight Container, shall not exceed 4.2 metres:

 

PROVIDED that the provisions of clauses (i) to (iii) shall not apply to fire-escape tower wagons and other special purpose vehicles exempted by general or special order of registering authority.

 

(5)        The overhang of a tractor shall not exceed 1.85 metres.

 

1[(6)     The overhang of the motor vehicle other than a tractor shall not exceed 60% of the wheel base.

 

Explanation II: For the purposes of this rule “wheel base” means, -

 

(a)        In the case of vehicles with only two axles, the distance measured horizontally and parallel to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle, between the centre points of the front axle and rear axle;

 

(b)        In case of a vehicle only three axle, and the front axle is only the steered axle, the distance measured horizontally and parallel to longitudinal axis of the vehicle between the centre of the front axle and centre point between the two rear axles;]

 

2[Explanation: - For the purposes of this rule, “overhang” means the distance measured horizontally and parallel to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle between two vertical planes at right angles to such axis passing through the two points specified hereunder:

 

(A)       The rearmost point of he vehicle exclusive of-

 

(i)         Any hood when down;

 

(ii)        Any post office letter-box, the length of which measures parallel to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle, does not exceed thirty centimetres;

 

(iii)       Any ladder forming part of a turn-table fire-escape fixed to a vehicle;

 

(iv)       Any ladder used when the vehicle is it rest for loading or unloading from the roof of the vehicle, or any tail lamp or number plate fixed to a vehicle;

 

(v)        Any spare wheel or spare wheel bracket fitted to a vehicle;

 

(vi)      Any luggage carrier fitted to a motor vehicle constructed solely for carriage of passengers and their effects and adapted to carry not more than seven passengers exclusive of the driver;

 

(vii)     Any towing hook or other fitment which does not project beyond any fitment mentioned in clauses (ii) to (vi);

 

3[(Viii) Any mounted implement on a 3 point linkage of a tractor]:

 

PROVIDED that in the case of a stage carriage:

 

(a)        The projection of any bumper or advertisement panel fitted at the rear of the vehicle shall not exceed fifteen centimetres;

 

(b)        The projection in respect of an advertisement panel shall not be such as to obstruct either the vision from the rear view mirror or project through the emergency exist at the rear or both;

 

(B)     (i)           In the case of a vehicle having only two axles, one of which is not a steering axle, the centre point of that axle; or

 

(ii)        In the case of a vehicle having only three axles and the front axle is the only steering axle; 4[the centre point of the rearmost axle];

 

(iii)       In the case of the any vehicle registered in India before the commencement of these rules it shall suffice if the overhang does not exceed 7/24ths of the overall length of the vehicle;

 

(iv)       In the case of a motor vehicle having only three axles where two front axles are steering axles, the centre point of the rearmost axle;

 

(v)        In the case of a motor vehicle having four axles, where two front axles are steering axles, a point 102 millimeters in rear of the centre of a straight line joining the centre points of the rearmost two axles;

 

(vi)       In any other case a point situated on the on longitudinal axis of the vehicle such that a line drawn from it at right angle to that axis will pass through the centre of the minimum turning circle of the vehicle.

 

5[(7)]    No part of the vehicle other than a direction indicator, when in operation, or a driving mirror, shall project laterally more than 355 millimeters beyond the centre line of the rear wheels, in the case of single rear wheels, or more than 152 millimeters beyond the extreme outer edge of the outer tyres, in the case of dual rear wheels:

 

6[PROVIDED that in case of agricultural tractors lateral projection up to 700 millimeters beyond the central line of the rear wheel shall be permitted]:

 

PROVIDED that the State Government or any authority authorised in this behalf by the State Government, if it is satisfied that it is necessary because of the nature of any road or bridge or in the interest of public safety, may prohibit or restrict the operation of a motor vehicle in a specified route or area unless such vehicle complies with the requirements specified by the State Government for such route or area.

 

5[ (8)]  No motor vehicle shall be loaded in such a manner that the load or any part thereof extends,-

 

(i)         Laterally beyond the side of the body;

 

(ii)        To the front beyond the foremost part of the load body of the vehicle;

 

(iii)       To the rear beyond the rearmost part of the vehicle;

 

(iv)       To a height beyond the limits specified in sub-rule (4):

 

PROVIDED that clause (iii) shall not apply to a goods carriage when loaded with -my pole or rod or indivisible load so long as the projecting part or parts do not exceed the distance of one metre beyond the rearmost point of the motor vehicle.

 

1.         Substituted by GSR 338(E) dt. 26-3-1993.

2.         Renumbered by GSR 338(E) dt. 26-3-1993.

3.         Inserted by GSR 338(E) dt, 26-3-1993.

4.         Substituted by GSR 338(E) dt. 26-3-1993.

5.         Renumbered by GSR 338(E) dt. 26-3-1993.

6          Added by GSR 338(E) dt. 26-3-1993.

 

SIZE NATURE AND CONDITION OF TYPES

 

 94.      Condition of tyres  

 

(1)        Every Motor vehicle, other than a road-roller or a track laying vehicle, shall be fitted with pneumatic tyres.

 

(2)        The pneumatic tyres of a motor vehicle shall be kept properly inflated and in good and sound condition.

 

(3)        For the Purposes of sub-rule (2), a tyres shall not be deemed to be Of good and sound condition if-

 

(i)         Any of the fabric Of its casing is exposed by wear of the tread or by any unvulcanised cut or abrasion in any of its parts; or

 

(ii)        It shows signs of incipient failure by local deformation or swelling; or

 

(iii)       It has been patched or repaired by an outside gaiter or patch other than a vulcanised repair:                                    

 

PROVIDED that the requirement specified in clause (iii) shall not apply to a temporary repair effected to enable the vehicle to be moved to the nearest place where the tyres can be repaired or replaced:

 

PROVIDED FURTHER that where a motor vehicle, other than road roller or track laying vehicle, is not fitted with pneumatic tyres, it shall not be used in a public place unless it is fitted with shoes or other suitable device so that plying of such vehicle does not damage the road.

 

95.       Size and ply rating of tyres

 

The size of tyres of a motor vehicle specified in column, (1) of the Table below shall have a ply rating specified in the corresponding entry in column (2) of the said Table in respect of a maximum, weight permitted to be carried by  1[such tyres specified in the corresponding entry in column (3) thereof.

 

1[TABLE

 

Size

Ply rating specified by the manufacture

Maximum weight permitted to carry

  Single(Kgs)                       Dual (Kgs)

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

 

4.50 x 12 ULT

 

6

 

355

 

340

4.50 x 12 ULT

8

415

395

6.00 x 16

6

710

620

6.00 x 16

8

835

730

6.50 x 16

6

795

705

6.50 x 16

8

935

825

6.70 x 15

6

760

670

6.70 x 15

8

895

790

7.00 x 15

6

850

750

7.00 x 15

8

1010

890

7.00 x 15

10

1145

1010

7.00 x 15

12

1280

1125

7.00 x 16

6

890

780

7.00 x 16

8

1050

925

7.00 x 16

10

1200

1030

7.00 x 16

12

1325

1160

7.50 x 16

8

1205

1055

7.50 x 16

10

1375

1205

7.50 x 16

12

1530

1350

7.50 x 16

14

1630

1435

F-78-15-LT

4

675

N.A.

F-78-15

6

775

N.A.

F-78-15-LT

8

890

N.A.

LT 215 8OD-14

6

870

795

LT 215 8OD-14

8

1035

955

LT 215 8OD-14

10

1190

1090

LT 215 8OR-14

-

1190

1090

LT 195 8OD-15

6

790

N. A.

LT 195 8OD-15

8

925

N.A.

7.00 x 20

10

1660

1450

7.50 x 20

10

1855

1630

7.50 x 20

12

2060

1805

8.25 x 20

12

2365

2075

8.25 x 20

14

2585

2275

9.00 x 20

12

2710

2380

9.00 x 20

14

2960

2615

9.00 x 20

16

3075

2695

10.00 x 20

14

3180

2790

10.00 x 20

16

3480

3050

10.00 x 20

18

3575

3130

11.00 x 20

14

3470

3040

11.00 x 20

16

85

3325

11.00 x 24

14

10

3435

12.00 x 20

14

80

3230

12.00 x 20

16

4070

3575

12.90 x20

11

4320

3780

14.00 x 20

20

5320

4665

14.00 x 20

22

5765

5060

4.50 x 12

6

255

Not applicable

4.50 x 17

6

395

5.00/5.25 x 16

6

405

5.20 x 10

6

275

5.20 x 12

6

310

5.20 x 13

6

335

5.20 x 14

6

375

5.20 x 14

4

315

5.60 x 13

4

330

5.60 x 13

6

305

5.60 x 14

6

405

5.60 x 15

6

425

5.65 x 12

4

250

5.65 x 12

6

275

5.75/6.00 x 16

6

545

5.90 x 13

6

425

5.90 x 14

6

440

5.90 x 15

6

460

6.15 x 13

4

340

6.15 x 13

6

385

6.40 x 13

6

465

Not applicable

6.40 x 15

6

520

6.40 x 15

8

610

6.50/6.70 x 16

6

545

6.70 x 13

4

455

6.70 x 13

6

515

6.70 x 15

6

560

6.95 x 14

6

515

7.00 x 13

6

510

7.00 x 14

6

545

7.25 x 13

6

545

7.50 x 14

6

600

7.60 x 15

6

650

7.60/7.00 x 15

6

650

7.75 x 14

6

600

145/70 R 12

 

325

145/70 R 13

 

345

155/70 R 13

 

387

165/70 R 13

 

437

145/70 R 14

 

365

155/70 R 14

 

405

165/70 R 14

 

465

195/70 R 15

 

630

145/80 R 10

 

315

145/80 R 12

 

355

155/80 R 12

 

400

145/80 R 13

 

375

155/80 R 13

 

425

165/80 R 13

 

475

175/80 R 13

 

530

145/80 R 14

 

410

155/80 R 14

 

450

165/80 R 14

 

500

Not applicable

175/80 R 14

 

560

165/80 R 15

 

530

195/80 R 15

 

630

3.50 x 10

6

375

4.00 x 8

4

340

4.00 x 8

6

400

4.00 x 10

4

370

4.00 x 10

6

435

4.50 x 8

6

400

4.50 x 10

6

475

4.50 x 10

8

520

4.50 x 8

4

340

2.75 x 10

4

150

2.75 x 10

6

160

3.00 x 10

4

175

3.50 x 8

4

195

3.50 x 10

4

225

2.25 x 16

4

120

2.25 x 16

6

138

2.25 x 17

4

127

2.25 x 17

6

145

2.25 x 18

4

132

2.25 x 18

6

154

2.50 x 14

4

123

2.50 x 16

4

138

2.50 x 16

5

160

2.50 x 17

4

145

2.50 x 17

6

171

2.50 x 18

4

154

2.50 x 18

6

152

2.75 x 14

4

140

Not applicable

2.75 x 14

6

160

2.75 x 17

4

169

2.75 x 17

6

205

2.75 x 18

4

175

2.75 x 18

6

210

3.00 x 14

4

160

3.00 x 14

6

182

3.00 x 18

4

195

3.00 x 18

6

220

3.00 x 19

4

205

3.00 x 19

6

230

3.25 x 16

4

200

3.25 x 16

6

240

3.25 x 18

4

220

3.25 x 18

6

270

3.25 x 19

4

230

3.25 x 19

6

275

3.50 x 18

4

250

3.50 x 18

6

290

3.50 x 19

4

255

3.50 x 19

6

295

1.75 x 19

Standard

80

1.75 x 19

Reinforce

115

2.00 x 19

Standard

90

2.00 x 19

Reinforce

125

2.00 x 22

Standard

95

2.00 x 22

Reinforce

130

2.25 x 16

Standard

95

2.25 x 16

Reinforce

130

2.24 x 19

4

135

2.50 x 16

Standard

110

2.50 x 16

Reinforce

150

2.50 x 19

Standard

120

2.50 x 19

Reinforce

165

8.3/8 x 24

4

625

8.3/8 x 24

6

810

8.3/8 x 32

4

715

8.3/8 x 32

6

920

11.2 x 28

4

900

11.2 x 28

6

1115

11.2 x 28

8

1305

11.4 x 24

4

945

13.4 x 24

6

1200

12.4 x 28

4

1005

12.4 x 28

6

1275

12.4 x 28

8

1510

12.4 x 36

34

135

12.4 x 36

6

1140

12.4 x 38

4

1165

12.4 x 38

6

1480

12.6 x 28

4

1100

13.8 x 20

6

1430

13.6 x 28

8

1645

13.6 x 38

6

1660

13.6 x 38

8

1910

16.9 x 28

6

1840

16.9 x 28

8

2175

16.9 x 30

6

1900

16.9 x 30

8

2245

18.4 x 30

10

3815

18.4 x 30

12

3180

18.4 x 30

14

3405

4.00 x 19

4

355

5.50 x 16

4

425

5.50 x 16

6

525

6.00 x 16

4

450

6.00 x 16

6

560

6.00 x 16

8

675

6.50 x 16

4

510

6.50 x 16

6

615

6.50 x 20

4

600

6.50 x 20

6

725

7.50 x 16

8

1355

Non traction

10

1525

Tractor trailer

12

1710

9.00 x 16

14

1865

Non traction

 

Tractor trailer

 

 

16

 

 

2290

 

 

 

1.         Substituted by GSR 338 (E) dt. 26-3-1993.             

           

Note:    (i)       The above maximum weights are in accordance with Indian Standards IS: 10914 of 1988, and for the maximum cold inflation pressures indicated therein and have been adjusted for the speed limit stipulated in the notification under section 112 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.

 

(ii)        The above weights in respect of tyres of transport vehicles (goods are well as passenger carriages) shall be applicable subject to the condition that the axle loads do not exceed 6% of the permitted limits.  They apply in relation to registered axle rates recorded in registration certificate of the vehicles.

 

(iii)       The load rating for tyres not covered by the above Table may be notified by the Central Government as and when such tyres are introduced on vehicles.  Till these are notified the provisional load rating declared by vehicle manufacturer may be certified by the certifying test agency referred to in rule 1261.

 

Brakes, Steering Gears, Safety

Glass and Windscreen Wipers

 

96.       Brakes

 

1[(l)      Every motor vehicle, other than a motor cycle, three wheeled in valid carriage, trailer or a road roller shall be equipped with two independent and efficient braking systems, namely, the parking brake and foot operated service brake:

 

            PROVIDED that a motor cycle and three wheeled invalid carriage shall be equipped with the independent and efficient braking systems, either both hand operated or one foot operated and the other hand operated].

 

(2)        The braking system shall be of strength capable of stopping the vehicle within the distance specified in sub-rule (8) and of holding it at rest in all conditions and all such brakes at all times be properly connected and maintained in efficient condition:

 

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PROVIDED that a motor cycle without gear may have an independent and efficient single braking system capable of holding such motor cycle, when fully laden, stationary on a gradient of one in seven.

 

(3)        In every motor vehicle 3[other than agricultural tractors], the brakes operated by one of the means of operation shall act directly upon the wheel and not through the transmission gear.

 

4[(4)     Two years from the date of commencement of the Central Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Rules, 1993, every motor vehicle manufactured shall have a braking system whose performance shall conform to the following Indian Standards, namely-

 

(i)         For motor vehicles IS: 10376-1982 or IS: 11716-1986 as applicable;

 

(ii)        For three wheelers with gross vehicle weight not exceeding 1000 kgs., including three wheeled tractors for trailer, the Indian Standards IS: 13670-1992;

 

(iii)       For three-wheelers with gross vehicle weight exceeding 1000 kgs; and all other vehicles: 11852 (Part I) 1987,

 

IS: 11852 (Part 2)-1987, IS: 11852 (Part 3)-1987,

 

IS: 11852 (Part 4)-1987, IS: 11852 (Part 5)-1987

 

IS:11852 (Part 6)-1987 & IS: 11852 (Part 7)-1987, as applicable; and

 

(iv)       For agricultural tractors IS: 12239(Part2)-1988;

 

Explanation:   Indian Standards means the Indian Standards specified by the Bureau of Indian Standards];

 

(5)        Except in the case of a motor cycle, the braking system or one of the braking systems of a motor vehicle shall be also constructed and maintained that it can be so set as effectively to prevent at least two, or in the case of a motor vehicle having three wheels, at least one of the wheels from revolving when the vehicle is left unattended.

 

(6)        The braking system or part thereof which functions in the aforesaid manner shall be known as parking brake and where such a braking brake is designed to be operated by hand, it shall be known as hand-brake.

 

5[(7)    (a)         In the case of r, rotor vehicles other than three wheelers of gross vehicle weight not exceeding 1000 Kgs and motor cycle, the service brake shall be acting on all the wheels, of the vehicle.

 

(b)        In case of three wheelers of gross vehicle weight not exceeding 1000 kgs if the foot operated brake does not act on all the wheels, the following conditions shall be fulfilled, namely,-

 

(i)         The foot operated brake shall act on the two wheels which are on the same axle, and

 

(ii)        In addition to the parking brake, there shall be an independent brake acting on the other wheel of the vehicle with an independent hand operated control.

 

(c)        In the case of motor cycles, the braking system operated with the foot or left hand shall act at least on the rear wheel and the brake operated by right hand at least on the front wheel.

 

(d)        In the case of agricultural tractors, the braking system shall act as on both the rear wheels, either directly or through the transmission gear.

 

6[(8)     The service braking system in the case of vehicles other than three wheelers and motor cycles, and the braking system operated by one of the means of operation other than the parking brake in the case of three wheelers and motor cycles shall be capable to bring the vehicles to halt within the distance specified in the following Table when tested in accordance to the conditions prescribed correspondingly in the Table. The test shall be conducted on a dry level hard road in good condition. During the test the accelerator control shall be fully released and in the case of vehicles with manual gear shifting control, the top gear and the clutch shall be engaged.

 

1.         Substituted by GSR 338 (E) dt. 26-3-1993.