National Informatics Centre (NIC) has blocked access to the new motor vehicle registration a few days ago. This move comes after the meeting chaired by the Joint Secretary, MVL, MoRTH, on April 4 in New Delhi. The move is in place for not integrating the high-security registration plate (HSRP) with the ‘Vahan’ database.
However, since then, a software update is allowing new motor vehicle registrations to resume. The MVD is able to complete the process and issue the certificate of registration, Joint Transport Commissioner and Secretary, State Transport Authority, Rajeev Puthalath said.
Rajeev Puthalath told The Hindu in a statement, “The National Informatics Centre (NIC) blocked access to the Transport Mission Mode Project’s pan-India application ‘Vahan’ for vehicle registration on a directive of the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.” The states of Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana were unaffected as they use their own registration software instead of the Vahan database.
Automobile manufacturers are to equip all new motor vehicles rolling out from April 1, 2019, with HSRP and a third registration mark. These plates also feature tamper-proof and other security measures. The dealers were to place a mark of registration on such plates and install them on the vehicles. However, Rajeev adds that the manufacturers and dealers are not providing the HSRP details to the ‘Vahan’ database. Maruti Suzuki is the only company to follow the said procedure.
Rajeev also added, “All motor vehicles manufactured after April 1, 2019, can hit the road only with the HSRP. We will not able to take a printout of the RC otherwise. This has put pressure on manufacturers and dealers to come out with the registration plate as specified at the earliest.”