MoRTH notifies exemption of BOVs from RC issue, renewal fees
In a big boost to the e-mobility push in the country, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has issued a notification to exempt Battery Operated Vehicles (BOVs) from payment of fees for issue or renewal of registration certificate (RC).
The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a notification dated August 2, 2021, to exempt Battery Operated Vehicles from the payment of fees for the issue or renewal of registration certificate and assignment of the new registration mark," the Ministry said in a declaration.
"This has been notified to encourage e-mobility," the Ministry said.
The Ministry issued a draft notification recommending the exemption of BOVs on May 27, 2021, when remarks from the general public and stakeholders were requested within 30 days from the date of the draft notification.
"Copies of the said Gazette notification were made available to the public on May 31, 2021; and whereas, no objections and suggestions were received from the public in respect of the said draft rules," the Ministry statement said.
"Now, therefore, in the exercise of the powers bestowed by section 64 and section 211 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989," the statement added.
The government added that these rules may be called the Central Motor Vehicles (Sixteenth Amendment) Rules, 2021 and they shall come into force on the date of their publication in the official gazette.