• Parivahan Sewa – All You Need to Know

    In order to improve the quality of service provided to citizens and to improve the quality of work provided by road transport organisations (RTOs), the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has worked towards the computerisation of RTOs across the country.

    Since every state RTO has variations in policies and procedures standardising documents to ensure correct and timely availability of information is one of the aims of Parivahan Sewa. In order to implement this, the MoRTH entrusted the National Informatics Centre (NIC) to deploy two types of software. They are:

    1. VAHAN: For vehicle registration.
    2. SARATHI: For driving licences and compilation of data with respect to DLs in all states and vehicle registration.

    Parivahan Sewa thus tries to provide citizens with improved access to all information they may require from their respective state

    About Registration

    Registration information that you can find on the website include:

    About Permits

    With respect to permits, you can get information about:

    • Contact carriage
    • Permit fees and permit period

    Act, Rules, and Policies

    Learn all about the motor vehicle act, rules, and other policies in place. Here are the acts and rules you can find details about on the Parivahan Sewa site:

    • Motor Vehicles Act 1988
    • Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989
    • Carriage by Road Act and Rules
    • Central Road Fund Act and Rules

    Fees and User Charges

    The following fees and charges apply:

    Sl No. Purpose Amount
    1. Grant of or renewal of trade certificate for each class vehicle
    (a) Motorcycle Rs.500
    (b) Invalid carriage Rs.500
    (c) Others Rs.1,000
    2. Duplicate trade certificate
    (a) Motorcycle Rs.300
    (b) Invalid carriage Rs.300
    (c) Others Rs.500
    3. Appeal under rule 46 Rs.1,000
    4. Renewal or issue of certificate of registration + assignment of new registration mark
    (a) Invalid carriage Rs.50
    (b) Motorcycle Rs.300
    (c) Three-wheeler, light motor vehicle, or quadricycle
    1. Non-transport Rs.600
    2. Transport Rs.1,000
    (d) Medium goods vehicle Rs.1,000
    (e) Medium passenger motor vehicle Rs.1,000
    (f) Heavy goods vehicle Rs.1,500
    (g) Heavy passenger motor vehicle Rs.1,500
    (h) Imported motor vehicle Rs.5,000
    (i) Imported motorcycle Rs.2,500
    (j) Any other vehicle Rs.3,000
    1. An additional fee of Rs.200 will be charged if the certificate of registration is a smart card issued or renewed in Form 23A.
    2. For any delay in applying for a renewal of the certificate of registration, an additional fee of Rs.300 (for motorcycles) and Rs.500 (for other non-transport vehicles) will be charged every month.
    5. Issue of certificate of registration (duplicate) Half of the fee mentioned in (4) will be charged.
    6. Ownership transfer Half of the fee mentioned in (4) will be charged.
    Note: For every month in which there is a delay in submission of the No Objection Certificate, an additional fee of Rs.300 (for motorcycles) and Rs.500 (for other vehicles) will be charged.
    7. Change of residence Half of the fee mentioned in (4).
    Note: With respect to change of residence, for every month that there is a delay in submitting the No Objection Certificate, an additional fee of Rs.300 (for motorcycles) and Rs.500 (for other vehicles) will be charged.
    8. Recording an alteration in the certificate of registration Half of the fee mentioned in (4)
    9. Endorsing lease, hire purchase, hypothecation agreement
    (a) Motorcycle Rs.500
    (b) Quadricycle, three-wheeler, or light motor vehicle Rs.1,500
    (c) Medium or heavy vehicle Rs.3,000
    Note: If you cancel the lease or require a fresh certificate, no separate fee will be charged.
    10. Testing a vehicle in order to grant or renew certificate of fitness
    (a) Motorcycle
    1. Manual Rs.200
    2. Automated Rs.400
    (b) Light motor vehicle, quadricycle, three-wheeler
    1. Manual Rs.400
    2. Automated Rs.600
    (c) Medium or heavy motor vehicle
    1. Manual Rs.600
    2. Automated Rs.1,000
    11. Grant or renewal of certificate motor vehicle fitness Rs.200
    Note: For every day in the delay of renewal of certificate after expiry, an additional fee of Rs.50 will be levied.
    12. Grant or renewal of letter of authority Rs.15,000
    13. Issue of duplicate letter of authority Rs.7,500
    14. Appeal under rule 70 Rs.3,000
    15 Any application not covered by serials (1) to (14) Rs.200
    1. Any medium passenger vehicle, imported vehicle, or heavy goods vehicle not mentioned in this table of fees and charges include both transport and non-transport vehicles.
    1. If the certificate of registration is issued in the form of a Smart Card Type, an additional fee of Rs.200 is payable, except in the case of issue of a fresh certificate of registration after the cancellation of a hypothecation agreement, hire purchase, or lease agreement.

    Notification and Advisory

    All transport-related notifications and advisories can be found under this section. These notifications and advisories include:

    • Final notification
    • Draft notification
    • Advisory

    All of these are found in PDF form under this section on the Parivahan Sewa website.


    Wondering what the steps are involved when it comes to using any of the online services available? Well, wonder no more.

    Under the section, you get all information regarding online services available on the website along with their process flow, the steps involved, and a link to get straight to the service.

    Downloadable Forms

    Forms that you may require can be found under this section. The forms are:

    Contact Parivahan Sewa

    If you have any queries, you can have them addressed via these methods:

    1. For Queries Regarding the Website

      All website related queries can be addressed to the Web Information Manager, Ms Dharkat R Luikang.

      • Email: wim.rth@nic.in.
    2. For Technical Problems Learner Licence and Driving Licence

      All technical issues with respect to learner and driving licences can be addressed to:

      • Email: helpdesk-sarathi@gov.in
      • +91 120 2459169

      All phone calls are to be made between 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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