Apex dealer body, the Federation of Automobile Dealers Associations (FADA) has thanked the State Transport Department of Maharashtra for making the vehicle registration process faceless and paperless.
FADA Maharashtra has for long been engaged in a dialogue with the State Transport Department for the implementation of the new rules, which have now been notified by Ministry of Road Transport & Highways. On June 8, 2021, State Transport Commissioner Dr Avinash Dhakane issued an order on June 8, 2021 enabling:
- Online submission of documents for registration of vehicles
- No physical verification for the first registration of new fully built motorcycles and cars; allowing all document to be e-signed by the dealers using digital signature and
- Auto generation of vehicle ordinary numbers at the dealerships.
This will now promote ‘ease of doing business’ in the State and help save vehicle owners’ time by doing away with the physical visits to the RTOs.
Commenting on the development, FADA president Vinkesh Gulati said, “FADA’s aim is to make all the States implement faceless and paperless registration. Towards this, the effort by the State Team is commendable as customers in Maharashtra will now find their vehicle registration process seamless. I would like to thank Maharashtra Chief Minister, Uddhav Bal Thackeray; Transport Minister Anil Parab and Transport Commissioner Dr Avinash Dhakane for taking this bold decision and making the state’s vehicle registration digital-friendly. Moreover, this initiative of the government will also help our dealer fraternity as they will be able to leverage technology thus helping them in ease of doing business.”
FADA Maharashtra State Chairperson, Amar Jatin Sheth said, “FADA is glad about this development. We have always advocated the need for faceless and paperless registration process. We are looking forward to when a customer will walk into a showroom and walk out with a vehicle with a registration number. That will be an ultimate customer delight. We are thankful to Dr Avinash Dhakane, State Transport Commissioner, for taking this step and bringing ease of operations to the dealership community.”
FADA India represents over 15,000 automobile dealers who have 26,500 dealerships including multiple associations of automobile dealers at the regional, state and city levels representing the entire auto retail Industry. Together, they employ around 4 million people at dealerships and service centres.