Tuesday, August 28, 2012

High Security Number Plates
Rule 50 of Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989 provides for display of registration marks on the motor vehicles in the form of security licence plate of the prescribed specifications. Implementation of the provisions of the aforesaid rule comes within jurisdiction of State Governments/Union Territory Administrations. As per information available with the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, the work of installation of High Security Registration Plates on motor vehicles has commenced in the National Capital Territory of Delhi. Implementation of the High Security Registration Plates Scheme is in various stages of implementation in a number of other States/Union Territories.

The prominent security features of High Security Registration Plates are:

(i) Chromium based hot-stamped hologram with Chakra image protects against counterfeiting.

(ii) A retro-reflective film, bearing a verification inscription ‘India’ at 45 degree inclination.

(iii) The permanent identification number of minimum 7 digits to be laser branded into the reflective sheeting on the bottom-hand side of the registration plate, which is unique in nature, preceded by alpha-numeric identification of both the vendor or manufacturer or supplier, as the case may be and the concerned testing agencies.

(iv) Embossing of the registration numbers on the plates.

(v) Ingressed “IND” legend in retro reflective film.

(vi) Tamper proof non-removable/non-reusable snap locks system to fit the rear registration plate for the sake of better security.

(vii) Third License Plate in the form of self-destructive sticker, containing the details-(i) name of registering authority, (ii) registration number, (iii) laser branded permanent identification number, (iv) engine number and (v) chassis number, to be put on the windshield of four wheelers.

Further, para 4 (xiii) of the Motor Vehicles (New High Security Registration Plates) Order, 2001 requires maintenance of a proper record of the registration plates issued by the manufacturer or the vendor, authorized by the State Government on a daily basis, which is to be tallied periodically with the records of the Transport Office.

The information was given by the Minister of State of Road Transport and Highways, Dr. Tushar A. Chaudhary in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today. 

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