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Motor Vehicles Act, 1988


88. Validation of permits for use outside region in which granted.

  1. Except as may be otherwise prescribed, a permit granted by the Regional Transport Authority of any one region shall not be valid in any other region, unless the permit has been countersigned by the Regional Transport Authority of that other rigion, and a permit granted in any one State shall not be valid in any other State unless countersigned by the State Transport Authority of that other State or by the Regional Transport Authority concerned:

Provided that  a goods  carriage permit,  granted by the Regional Transport Authority  of any  one region, for any  area in  any  other region or  regions within  the same  State shall be valid in that area without the Countersignature of the Regional Transport Authority of the other region or of each of the other regions concerned:

Provided further  that where  both the  starting  point  and  the terminal point  of a route are situate within the same State, but part of such route lies in any other State and the length of such part does not exceed  sixteen kilometres, the permit shall be valid in the other State in  respect of  that part  of the  route which  is in that other State notwithstanding  that such  permit has not been countersigned by the State  Transport Authority  or the Regional Transport Authority of That other State:

Provided also that--

  1. where a motor vehicle covered by a permit granted in one State is  to be  used for  the purposes  of defence  in any other State, such  vehicle shall  display a  certificate, in such form, and issued  by such  Authority, as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, specify, to the effect thatthe vehicle  shall be  used  for  the  period  specified  therein exclusively for the purposes of defence; and

  2. any  such permit  shall be valid in that other State notwithstanding that  such permit  has not  been countersigned by the State Transport Authority or the Regional Transport Authority of that other State.

  1. Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), a permit granted or countersigned by a State Transport Authority shall be valid in the whole State or in such regions within the State as may be specified in the permit.

  2. A Regional Transport Authority when countersigning the permit may attach to the permit any condition which it might have imposed if it had granted the permit and may likewise vary any condition attached to the permit by the authority by which the permit was granted.

  3. The  provisions  of  this  Chapter  relating  to  the  grant, revocation and  suspension  of  permits  shall  apply  to  the  grant, revocation and suspension of countersignatures of permits:

Provided that  it shall  not be necessary to follow the procedure laid down in section 80 for the grant of countersignatures of permits, where the  permits granted  in  any  one  State  are  required  to be countersigned by  the State Transport Authority of another State or by the Regional  Transport  Authority  concerned  as  a  result  of  any agreement arrived  at between  the States  after  complying  with  the requirements of sub-section (5).

  1. Every  proposal to enter into an agreement between the States to fix  the number  of permits  which is  proposed to  be  granted  or countersigned in  respect of each route or area, shall be published by each of the State Governments concerned in the Official Gazette and in any one  or more of the newspapers in regional language circulating in the area  or route  proposed to  be covered  by the agreement together with a  notice of  the date before which representations in connection therewith may  be submitted,  and the  date not being less than thirty days from the date of publication in the Official Gazette, on which, and the authority by which, and  the  time  and  place  at  which,  the  proposal  and  any representation received in connection therewith will be considered.

  2. Every  agreement arrived  at between  the States shall, in so far as  it relates  to the  grant of  countersignature of  permits, be published by  each of  the State Governments concerned in the Official Gazette and  in any  one or  more of  the newspapers  in the  regional language circulating in the area or route covered by the agreement and the State  Transport Authority of the State and the Regional Transport Authority concerned shall give effect to it.

  3. Notwithstanding  anything contained  in  sub-section  (1),  a Regional Transport  Authority of  one region  may  issue  a  temporary permit under  section 87   to be  valid in another region or State with the concurrence,  given generally  or for  the particular occasion, of the Regional  Transport Authority of that other region or of the State Transport Authority of that other State, as the case may be.

  4. Notwithstanding  anything contained  in sub-section  (1), but subject to  any rules  that may  be made under this Act by the Central Government, the  Regional Transport Authority of any one region or, as the  case  may  be,  the  State  Transport  Authority,  may,  for  the convenience of  the public,  grant a  special permit  in relation to a vehicle covered  by a  permit issued  under section  72   (including  a reserve stage  carriage) or  under section 74 or under sub-section (9) of this  section for  carrying a  passenger or  passengers for hire or reward under  a contract,  express or  implied, for  the  use  of  the vehicle as  a whole  without stopping to pick up or set down along the line of  route passengers  not included  in the contract, and in every case where  such special  permit is  granted, the  Regional  Transport Authority shall  assign to the vehicle, for display thereon, a special distinguishing mark  in the  form and  manner specified by the Central Government and  such special permit shall be valid in any other region or State  without  the  countersignature  of  the  Regional  Transport Authority of the other region or of the State Transport Authority of the other State, as the case may be.

  5. Notwithstanding  anything contained  in sub-section  (1)  but subject to  any rules that may be made by the Central Government under sub-section (14),  any State  Transport Authority may, for the purpose of promoting  tourism, grant  permits in  respect of  tourist vehicles valid for  the whole  of India, or in such contiguous States not being less than  three in  number including the State in which the permit is issued as  may be  specified in  such permit  in accordance  with  the choice indicated in the application and the provisions of sections 73 74 80 81 82 83 84 86 and 89 shall, as far as may be, apply in relation to such permits.

  6. Without prejudice to the provisions of section 74 the State Transport Authority  shall, in considering an application for a permit under sub-section  (9) in respect of tourist vehicles other than motor cabs have regard to the following matters, namely:--

  1. No such permit shall be issued--

  1. To an individual owner so as to exceed ten such valid permits in his own name,

  2. To a company so as to exceed twenty such valid permits in its own name;

  1. the restriction under clause (a) regarding the number of permits to  be granted  shall not  apply  to  the  India  Tourism Development Corporation,  State Tourism Development Corporations, State Tourism Departments or State transport undertakings;

  2. in  computing the  number of permits for the purposes of clause (a),  the number  of permits  held by  an applicant in the name of  any other  person and the permits held by any company of which such  applicant is  a director  shall also  be  taken  into  account.

Explanation.--For the purposes of this sub-section and sub- section (13), "company" means a body corporate, and includes a firm or other association of individuals; and "director", in relation to a firm, means a partner in the firm.

  1. The following shall be conditions of every permit granted under sub-section (9), namely:--

  1. every  motor vehicle in respect of which such permit is granted shall  conform to such description, requirement regarding the seating  capacity, standards of comforts, amenities and other matters, as the Central Government may specify in this behalf;

  2. every  such motor  vehicle shall  be driven by a person having such  qualifications and satisfying such conditions as may be specified by the Central Government; and

  3. Such other conditions as may be prescribed by the Central Government.

  1. Notwithstanding  anything contained in sub-section (1), but, subject to  the rules that may be made by the Central Government under sub-section (14),  the appropriate  authority may,  for the purpose of encouraging long  distance inter-State  road  transport,  grant  in  a State,  national  permits  in  respect  of  goods  carriages  and  the provisions of  sections 69 77  7980 81 82 83 84 85 86 and 89  shall, as  far as  may be,  apply to  or in  relation to  the grant of national permits.

  2. The  appropriate  authority  shall, in  considering  an application for  a national  permit,  have  regard  to  the following matters, namely:--

  1. No national permit shall be issued--

  1. To an individual owner so as to exceed five national permits in its own name;

  2. To a company so as to exceed ten valid national permits in its own name;

  1. The restriction under clause (a) regarding the number of permits to be issued shall not apply to the State transport undertakings;

  2. In computing the number of permits for the purposes of clause (a),  the number  of permits  held by  an applicant in the nameof any  other person and the permits held by any company of which such applicant is a director shall also be taken into account.     

  1.  

  1. The Central  Government may make rules for carrying out the provisions of this section.

  2. In particular, and without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing power, such rules may provide for all or any of the following matters, namely:--

  1. The authorisation fee payable for the issue of a permit referred to in sub-sections (9) and (12);

  2. The fixation of the laden weight of the motor vehicle;

  3. The distinguishing particulars or marks to be carried or exhibited in or on the motor vehicle;

  4. The colour or colors in which the motor vehicle is to be painted;

  5. Such other matters as the appropriate authority shall consider in granting a national permit.

Explanation.--In this section,--

  1. "Appropriate authority", in relation to a national permit, means the authority which is authorised under this Act to grant a goods carriage permit;

  2. "authorisation  fee" means the annual fee, not exceeding one thousand  rupees, which  may be  charged by  the  appropriate authority of  a State  to enable  a motor vehicle, covered by the permit referred  to in  sub-sections (9)  and (12)  to be used in other States  subject to  the payment  of taxes  or fees, if any, levied by the States concerned;

  3. "national   permit"  means  a  permit  granted  by  the appropriate authority  to goods  carriages to  operate throughout the territory  of India  or in  such contiguous States, not being less than four in number, including the State in which the permit is issued  as may  be specified in such permit in accordance with  the choice indicated in the application.



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