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States to facilitate exemptions to differently-abled persons' vehicles

The move is aimed at facilitating movement of the physically challenged

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vehicles | Motor Vehicles Act | Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Representative image | As per the definition by the Motor Vehicles Act, an invalid carriage means a motor vehicle specially designed and constructed

The Centre has asked states and Union territories to extend various exemptions and reliefs provided in respect to Invalid Carriage to owned by the differently abled, the said on Friday.

The move is aimed at facilitating movement of the physically challenged.

"In order to further facilitate the divyangjan, the (MoRTH) has issued advisory to state/UTs to extended various exemptions / facilitation / relief provided by the states /UTs in respect of Invalid Carriage to vehicles owned by Divyangjan," MoRTH said in a statement.

As per the definition by the Motor Vehicles Act, an invalid carriage means a motor vehicle specially designed and constructed, and not merely adapted, for the use of a person suffering from some physical defect or disability, and used solely by or for such a person.

Last month, the government notified amendments to the motor vehicle rules for clearly incorporating ownership details in registration documents for facilitating movement of physically challenged persons.

The step was taken after it was brought to the notice of the ministry that the ownership details are not properly reflected in various forms under the Central Motor Vehicles Rules required for registration of motor vehicles.

Under the amended forms, ownership details will be captured under categories like autonomous body, central government, charitable trust, driving training school, divyangjan, educational institute, local authority, multiple owners and police department.

Further, benefits of GST and other concessions are being provided to the divyangjan (physically challenged persons) under various schemes of the government for the purchase, ownership and operation of motor vehicles.

According to the current details under the Central Motor Vehicles Rules (CMVR ) 1989, the ownership type does not reflect the details of divyangjan.

It becomes difficult for such citizens to properly avail various benefits under government schemes like the benefits to divyangjan as per scheme for financial incentives of the Department of Heavy Industries.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Fri, November 13 2020. 20:47 IST
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