As per Motor Vehicles Act 1988, it is compulsory for all means of transportation to display their respective registration plates.
The supplier of the particular vehicle provides a provisional registration number while selling the vehicle. This interim registration number is legal for just a period of 30 days. The possessors of the vehicle need to list their respective vehicles with the Regional Transport Office in the specified time limit.
Each and every person follows these mandatory requirements excluding a few political offices which don’t meet the terms.
Yes, whilst nearly all the vehicles running on Indian paths boast of a plate, showcasing particular numbers, mounted on the front and back; vehicles belonging to several political heads feature the national insignia in its place.
One should enquire who has provided this special treatment and to whom? Well, the reaction to this query is neither that hard nor that shocking.
The existing practices permit the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) India to make use of cars that carry the national insignia in place of number plates.
The Ministry of External Affairs makes use of cars to transport foreign functionaries and VIPs coming to India. Henceforth, the special security practice, many have faith in.
However for last few years, vehicles utilized by President of the country, Vice-President of the country, and the Governors of all Indian states and a few others have stayed exempt from the obligatory usage of number plate, and have been featuring the national symbol in its place.
It seems like these political offices have taken the procedure and made it popular on their own. But this will stop shortly.
In its bid to eradicate special privileged cure to political heads, the Government of India (GOI) has already removed red beacons.
And it appears like the usage of national insignia in its place registration plates is the next target.
In actual fact, the vehicles of President of India and PM already hold number plates.
On April 1, 2017, the Government of India banished the utilization of red beacon lights in all vehicles.