Morth Allows Online Submission of Vehicle Documents

To make vehicle ownership easy and simple, the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has provided a SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) to assure that the vehicle owners should be permitted to present appropriate documents in the digital form instead of hard copies. The SOPs cover all the documentation like - insurance, the certificate for pollution under check (PUC), fitness and permit, certificate of registration, driving licence, and others.

The Ministry communicated with all the States and Union Territories and asked them to implement SOPs to assure the compliance with the provisions of rule 139 under Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.

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Data saved in the digital form means that the above-mentioned documents can be kept and carried easily via Digilocker app or the ‘mParivahan’ app. Appropriate documents like DLs (Driving Licences) or RCs (Registration Certificates) can be downloaded through these apps and can be saved on the mobile. The documents then can be shown via smartphone when the internet is connected.


Traffic and law enforcement agencies can access these details all together via e-Challan app in which there is data for online verification of a vehicle and status of its license. Offline verification of mParivahan QR Code can also be done. This information will be available as the ‘National Register’ is updated and it does not matter whether the states have implemented 'Vahan/Sarathi' or not. The apps have also been featured to perform other 'challaning' operations such as tagging a driving licence or the registration certificate so that the vehicle can be impounded or license suspended.

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This step is not only making the ownership experience easy but is also helping police and people as they will not have to face the problem for collecting the documents after paying compounding fees because the record will be automatically updated in the database. The system will also provide real-time status of traffic offence to the enforcement officers and traffic police.

The notification to modify the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989 was passed in November 2018. The Ministry has been receiving continuous recommendations for the best mechanism for traffic/transport agencies to validate or check the vehicle documents for people who produce digital documents.