Transfer of vehicles and driving licences from one state to another could be made seamless through online process and without any levy, if the government accepts the recommendations of the Group of Transport Ministers.
If the government accepts the recommendation then it will allow the transfer of vehicles from one state to another without levying road tax. This will be applicable to over two-year old vehicles or where the difference in tax rate between two states is less than two percent.
Vehicle owners will then get a new registration number and need not pay any road tax for transfer of their vehicle from one state to another.
The Group of Transport Ministers of the states constituted by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways met under the chairmanship of Yoonus Khan, Minister for Transport and PWD, Rajasthan, on Thursday in Guwahati.
The group also noted that variation of levy of tax on private vehicles within the states be minimized so that the people do not tend to go for registration of their vehicles in lower tax jurisdiction. The meet also recommended doing away with no objection certificate to check corruption.
At present, NOC from the authority is needed to transfer registration of vehicle and driving licence from one state to another before applying for a new number.
All the 11 participating states resolved to analyse the road accidents data and to make serious efforts to reduce the accidents.
Apart from Assam Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, transport ministers from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Haryana, Meghalaya, Jharkhand and Rajasthan participated in the meeting.
The issues pertaining to hassle-free renewal of license, removal of variation in charges, fees, renewal rates among states, promoting public transport and shared mobility, environment friendly transport via e-vehicles were deliberated and consensus made out to achieve all the objectives.
The meet recommended that the tax be based on invoice price of the vehicles.