New Bharat Series (BH- Series) Code Introduced By Central Government For Easy Re-Registration of Vehicles
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New Bharat Series (BH- Series) Code Introduced By Central Government For Easy Re-registration of Vehicles



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The Road and Transport Ministry of Central Government of India has come up with a new policy regarding registration of vehicles across the country. The ministry has introduced a new common registration mark on the lines of individualistic state registration codes under the new Bharat Series (BH- series).

Under the new Bharat Series, the government has brought up a new vehicle registration regime which will be common in all the states of the country. This has been launched for reducing the hassles of re-registration of vehicles involved when a vehicle is transferred from one state or union territory to another.

According to an official statement released by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), the vehicle registration facility in the new Bharat Series (BH- series) is initially available for defense personnel, central and state government employees and employees of private companies which have offices setup in four or more states/union territories.

As per a notification released by MoRTH on 26th August, 2021, the vehicles registered under the new BH- series shall not require assigning of another new state-based registration mark, despite the change in address of the registered owner.

Also, the tax slabs to be levied for the vehicles registered under the new BH-series have been fixed at 8% for vehicles under Rs. 10 lakh, 10% for vehicles priced between Rs. 10-20 lakh and 12% for vehicles costing above Rs. 20 lakh. While the diesel powered vehicles will be charged 2% extra tax across all slabs, the tax for electric vehicles will be charged 2% lesser. All these taxes will be levied on the vehicles electronically.

In addition to this, the Ministry also said that an IT-based solution for registration of vehicles was needed for easy re-registration of vehicles across states and union territories. The new BH- series scheme is based on one such solution which will ease of the process of re-registration for people. This policy will work for betterment for working professionals, who are relocated across regions, mainly due to work commitments.

This policy will eliminate the condition of keeping the vehicle for not more than 12 months in any other state apart from the state where the vehicle is registered. Currently, people are allowed to run such vehicles in different states for a maximum period of 12 months.

For re-registration of such vehicles in different states, the customer needs to take a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the state in which it is registered, for assignment of a new number under the new state code. The registration mark is assigned for the customer only after the road tax amount is paid in the new state on pro rata basis.

This new registration policy falls under the 20th amendment of Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 2021, and will come into effect from September 15, 2021. These marks will be generated on a random basis through the portal. With this new rule, the Central Government aims to centralize the whole process of re-registration.


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