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Ministry proposes nomination facility at the time of vehicle registration

By TIOL News Service

NEW DELHI, NOV 28, 2020: THE Ministry of Road Transport and Highways proposed to amend the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989 to facilitate the owner of the vehicle to nominate a person while registering the vehicle to ease transfer of ownership.

The nomination facility is proposed to be incorporated at the time of registration of the vehicles, but the name of the nominee can also be added later through an online application.

This would help the motor vehicle to be registered/transferred in the name of the nominee, in case of the death of the owner of the vehicle.

"The process for transfer of ownership is otherwise cumbersome, non-uniform across the country and frequent visits to offices," the ministry said.

The nominee will have to present a proof of identity to be named the legal heir of the vehicle in case of death.

If the nominee is already specified, the vehicle will be transferred in the name of nominee and nominee will have to upload the death certificate on the portal to inform the registering authority and apply for a new certificate of registration in his name through the portal which will be faceless if Aadhaar authentication is chosen by the nominee

The ministry also invited suggestions from the public and all stakeholders on the amendment.


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