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New MV Rule: No Need to Carry Driving Licence, RC or Insurance Now!

By on October 1, 2020 0 5722 Views

Over the past few months, the government was trying to digitise driving licences and other documents so that the need to carry the physical documents could be eradicated. The efforts have finally come to a conclusion in new MV rule.

From October 1, 2020, you do not need to carry driving licence, RC or insurance. This is set to make travelling easier and hassle-free. The new software will help in checking the person’s vehicular documents by entering the registration number of the vehicle. The new software will also allow officers to issue challans and they can check all the details related to the vehicle at one platform.


Read on to know what exactly the new MV rules states.

 What Does the MV Rule Say?

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) released a notification stating various reforms and rules in the Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989. The notification stated, “…various amendments in Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989 requiring the implementation of enforcement, Maintenance of Vehicular Documents and E-Challans through portal w.e.f 1.10.2020 for better monitoring and enforcement of MV Rules.”

It stated that the use of IT services and electronic monitoring will lead to better enforcement of traffic rules and make travelling easier without harassing the drivers.

The step was taken after the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act 2019 was passed on 9th August, 2019. The government stated, “The amendment inter-alia provides for the definition for Challan, Portal inserted as a requirement for providing the services through IT and further the enforcement of electronic monitoring and enforcement,”


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Moving Forward

With the new rule in place, all the vehicular documents can now be stored in an information technology portal and can be validated through the electronic means. All the details, be it disqualification or revocation, will also be reflected on the e-platform and details will be updated in a chronological order.

This will also help in monitoring the driver’s behaviour on a regular basis.

Not just this, provisions have also been made to record the date and time stamping of inspection and identity of the Officer. So, if your documents are found validated through electronic means you will not be required to show physical documents, even in cases where the offence required seizure of the document.

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