Government has taken a bunch of citizen centric steps to facilitate mobility. An IT primarily based resolution for automobile registration is one such effort. However, one of many ache factors within the automobile registration course of that wanted consideration was re-registration of a automobile whereas shifting to a different state.

Station relocation happens with each Government and personal sector staff.  Such actions create a way of unease within the minds of such staff with regard to switch of registration from the dad or mum state to a different state as, underneath part 47 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, an individual is allowed to maintain the automobile for no more than 12 months in any state apart from the state the place the automobile is registered, however a brand new registration with the brand new state- registering authority must be made throughout the stipulated time of 12 months.

A passenger automobile person takes the next steps to re-register a automobile:

(i) No Objection Certificate from the Parent State for task of a brand new registration mark in one other state.

(ii) Assignment of latest registration mark after the street tax on prorata foundation is paid within the new State

(ii) Application for refund of the street tax within the dad or mum State on professional rata foundation.

This provision to get refund from the dad or mum State on professional rata foundation is a really tidious course of and varies from one State to a different.

In order to facilitate seamless switch of autos, the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways vide notification dated 26 Aug 2021,  has launched a brand new registration mark for brand spanking new autos  i.e. “Bharat series (BH-series)”.A automobile bearing this registration mark shall not require task of a brand new registration mark when the proprietor of the automobile shifts from one State to a different.

Format of Bharat sequence (BH-series) Registration Mark –

Registration Mark Format: –

   YY BH #### XX

   YY – Year of first registration

   BH- Code for Bharat Series

   ####- 0000 to 9999 (randomized)

XX- Alphabets (AA to ZZ)

This automobile registration facility underneath “Bharat series (BH-series)” shall be obtainable on voluntary foundation to Defense personnel, staff of Central Government/ State Government/ Central/ State Public Sector Undertakings and personal sector corporations/organizations, which have their workplaces in 4 or extra States/Union territories.

The Motor Vehicle Tax levied by the States or Union Territories on the time of registration in respect   of BH – Series non-transport autos will as follows

Invoice Price

Motor automobile Tax  (% of Invoice Price)

Below Rs 10 lakh


2% additional cost shall be levied for diesel autos. 

Electric autos shall be charged 2% much less tax.

Rs 10-20 lakh


Above Rs 20 lakh


The motorcar tax shall be levied for 2 years or in a number of of two. This scheme will facilitate free motion of non-public autos throughout States/UTs of India upon relocation to a brand new State/UT. After completion of the fourteenth yr, the motorcar tax shall be levied yearly which shall be half of the quantity which was charged earlier for that automobile.

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