Notification to exempt Battery Operated Vehicles from paying registration fees

Question: Which Ministry has issued a notification to exempt battery operated vehicles from paying registration fees?
(a) Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
(b) Ministry of Home Affairs
(c) Ministry of Finance
(d) Ministry of Environment
Answer: (a)
Related facts:

  • The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has initiated steps for providing for differential registration fees under the Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989.
  • This is done in order to give a boost to Battery-Operated or Electric Vehicles in the country.
  • For this, the Ministry has issued a draft notification dated 18th June 2019 vide Gsr 430 (E), to amend Rule 81 of CMVR.
  • The amendment proposes to exempt Battery Operated Vehicles from payment of fees for the purpose of issue or renewal of registration certificate and assignment of new registration mark.
  • This means that Electric Vehicles would be exempted from such registration charges.

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