The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a notification for amendment to the National Permit regime under the Central Motor Vehicles Rules 1989 for promoting tourism across the country.
Amendments to the National Permit Regime
The new set of rules will henceforth be known as the All India Tourist Vehicles Authorization and Permit Rules, 2020. Under this new scheme, any tourist vehicle operator may apply for an “All India Tourist Authorization/Permit” through online mode.
All such authorizations/permits shall be issued, after all relevant documents submitted as stipulated in the rules and due nationwide fees deposited towards such authorization/permit, within 30 days of submission of such applications, subject to all compliances being met by such an applicant as one stop solution.
The scheme entails flexibility in the form of authorization/permit being granted, as the case may be, and shall be valid for a period of three months or its multiples thereof not exceeding three years at a time. This provision has been incorporated keeping in mind those areas of our country where there is a limited season of tourism and also for those operators who have limited financial capacity.
This scheme will render consolidation of a central database and fees of all such authorization/permits, which might give a sense of tourist movements, scope of improvement, promotion of tourism and help increase revenues generated through such registrations.