Section 61 in Motor Vehicles Act 1988

Title: Application of Chapter to trailers

Description: (1) The provisions of this Chapter shall apply to the registration of trailers as they apply to the registration of any other motor vehicle. (2) The registration mark assigned to a trailer shall be displayed in such manner on the side of the drawing vehicle, as may be prescribed by the Central Government. (3) No person shall drive a motor vehicle to which a trailer is or trailers are attached unless the registration mark of the motor vehicle so driven is displayed on the trailer or on the last trailer in the train, as the case may be, in such manner as may be prescribed by the Central Government.

Title: Information regarding stolen and recovered motor vehicles to be furnished by the police to the State Transport Authority

Description: The State Government may, if it thinks necessary or expedient so to do in the public interest, direct the submission by the Inspector General of Police (by whatever designation called) and such other police officers as the State Government may specify in this behalf, of such returns containing the information regarding vehicles which have been stolen and stolen vehicles which have been recovered of which the police are aware, to the State Transport Authority, and may prescribe the form in which and the period within which such returns shall be made.

Title: Maintenance of State Registers of Motor Vehicles

Description: (1) Each State Government shall maintain in such form as may be prescribed by the Central Government a register to be known as the State Register of Motor Vehicle, in respect of the motor vehicles in that State, containing the following particulars, namely:-- (a) registration numbers; (b) years of manufacture; (c) classes and types; (d) names and addresses of registered owners; and (e) such other particulars as may be prescribed by the Central Government. (2) Each State Government shall supply to the Central Government 1[if so desired by it] a printed copy of the State Register of Motor Vehicles and shall also inform the Central Government without delay of all additions to and other amendments in such register made from time to time. (3) The State Register of Motor Vehicles shall be maintained in such manner as may be prescribed by the State Government. 1. Ins. by Act 54 of 1994, s. 19 (w.e.f. 14-11-1994).

Title: Power of Central Government to make rules

Description: The Central Government may make rules to provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:-- (a) the period within which and the form in which an application shall be made and the documents, particulars and information it shall accompany under sub-section (1) of section 41; (b) the form in which the certificate of registration shall be made and the particulars and information it shall contain and the manner in which it shall be issued under sub-section (3) of section 41; (c) the form and manner in which the particulars of the certificate of registration shall be entered in the records of the registering authority under sub-section (5) of section 41; (d) the manner in which and the form in which the registration mark, the letters and figures and other particulars referred to in sub-section (6) of section 41 shall be displayed and shown; 1[(da) providing for the period of validity of a certificate of registration under sub-section (7) of section 41;] (e) the period within which and the form in which the application shall be made and the particulars and information it shall contain under sub-section (8) of section 41; 1[(ea) the period of renewal of certificate of registration of different types of motor vehicles under sub-section (10) of section 41;] (f) the form in which the application referred to in sub-section (14) of section 41 shall be made, the particulars and information it shall contain and the fee to be charged; 1[(fa) the issue of temporary certificate of registration and temporary registration mark under section 43; (fb) the terms and conditions under which a motor vehicle sold by an authorised dealer shall not require production before a registering authority under sub-section (1) of section 44;] (g) the form in which the period within which the application referred to in sub-section (1) of section 47 shall be made and the particulars it shall contain; (h) the form in which and the manner in which the application for "No Objection Certificate" shall be made under sub-section (1) of section 48 and the form of receipt to be issued under sub-section (2) of section 48; (i) the matters that are to be complied with by an applicant before no objection certificate may be issued under section 48; (j) the form in which the intimation of change of address shall be made under sub-section (1) of section 49 and the documents to be submitted along with the application; 2[(ja) the form and manner for the electronic submission of the intimation of change of address, documents to be submitted along with such intimation including proof of authentication under sub-section (1A) of section 49;] (k) the form in which and the manner in which the intimation of transfer of ownership shall be made under sub-section (1) of section 50 or under sub-section (2) of section 50 and the document to be submitted along with the application; (l) the form in which the application under sub-section (2) or sub-section (3) of section 51 shall be made; 2[(la) specifications, conditions for approval, retrofitment and other related matters for the alteration of motor vehicles under sub-section (1) of section 52; (lb) the conditions for the alteration of any motor vehicle into an adapted vehicle under subsection (2) of section 52;] (m) the form in which the certificate of fitness shall be issued under sub-section (1) of section 56 and the particulars and information it shall contain; (n) the period for which the certificate of fitness granted or renewed under section 56 shall be effective; 2[(na) the distinguishing mark to be carried on the body of transport vehicles under sub-section (6) of section 56; (nb) the conditions under which the application of section 56 may be extended to non-transport vehicles under sub-section (7) of section 56; (nc) the recycling of motor vehicles and parts thereof which have exceeded their life under sub-section (4) of section 59;] (o) the fees to be charged for the issue or renewal or alteration of certificates of registration, for making an entry regarding transfer of ownership on a certificate of registration, for making or cancelling an endorsement in respect of agreement of hire-purchase or lease or hypothecation on a certificate of registration, for certificates of fitness for registration marks, and for the examination or inspection of motor vehicles, and the refund of such fees. 2[(oa) all or any of the matters under sub-section (1) of section 62B; (ob) all or any of the matters under sub-section (1) and sub-section (2) of section 63;] (p) any other matter which is to be, or may be, prescribed by the Central Government. 1. Ins. by Act 32 of 2019, s. 27 (w.e.f. 1-9-2019). 2. Ins. by Act 32 of 2019, s. 27 (w.e.f. 1-9-2019).

Title: Power of State Government to make rules

Description: (1) A State Government may make rules for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this Chapter other than the matters specified in section 64. (2) Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for-- (a) the conduct and hearing of appeals that may be preferred under this Chapter (the fees to be paid in respect of such appeals and the refund of such fees); (b) the appointment, functions and jurisdiction of registering and other prescribed authorities; (c) the exemption of road-rollers, graders and other vehicles designed and used solely for the construction, repair and cleaning of roads from all or any of the provisions of this Chapter and the rules made thereunder and the conditions governing such exemption; (d) the issue or renewal of certificates of registration and fitness and duplicates of such certificates to replace the certificates lost, destroyed or mutilated; (e) the production of certificates of registration before the registering authority for the revision of entries therein of particulars relating to the gross vehicle weight; (f) the temporary registration of motor vehicles, and the issue of temporary certificate of registration and marks 1[under the proviso to section 43]; (g) the manner in which the particulars referred to in sub-section (2) of section 58 and other prescribed particulars shall be exhibited; (h) the exemption of prescribed persons or prescribed classes of persons from payment of all or any portion of the fees payable under this Chapter; (i) the forms, other than those prescribed by the Central Government, to be used for the purpose of this Chapter; (j) the communication between registering authorities of particulars of certificates of registration and by owners of vehicles registered outside the State of particulars of such vehicles and of their registration; (k) the amount or amounts under sub-section (13) of section 41 or sub-section (7) of section 47 or sub-section (4) of section 49 or sub-section (5) of section 50; (l) the extension of the validity of certificates of fitness pending consideration of applications for their renewal; (m) the exemption from the provisions of this Chapter, and the conditions and fees for exemption, of motor vehicles in the possession of dealers; (n) the form in which and the period within which the return under section 62 shall be sent; (o) the manner in which the State Register of Motor Vehicles shall be maintained under section 63; (p) any other matter which is to be or may be prescribed. 1. Ins. by Act 32 of 2019, s. 28 (w.e.f. 1-9-2019).

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