Now the fancy vehicle registration series numbers are being grabbed by UT transport department Bureaucrats just for peanuts. It has once again showed VIP culture in the country despite the fact PM Narendra Modi is stressing on amputation of this culture. Having special number is always meant as status symbol and residents have been bidding to get their favorite number. This time residents were left wanting as number was kept reserved by UT department.
It is worth mentioning that these much sought after fancy vehicle registration series numbers earlier use to be sold off for lakhs in auctions held by UT transport department. Now the scenario has totally changed by Bureaucrats. But the difference is the bureaucrats are getting special treatment and are not required to bid for their favorite number because of fresh notification by the transport department. They can select any number in series and get it without any effort. The 0001 number which has been getting major revenue in the past years with bidding going in lakhs, this time was allotted against the reserve price of Rs 5000.
The fresh notification says that special number will be kept reserved for the UT administrator, bureaucrats, judges and senior officials. An official can use facility only twice during his tenure and a notification was issued in this regard in March. As per earlier practice number used to be auctioned. The dignitaries and officers in Chandigarh Motor Vehicle Rules, shall be eligible for allotment of such registration marks for the vehicle to be registered in their own (or spouse’s) name without payment of any additional fee limited to only two registration mark during service tenure.
How to participate in E-Auction
The registration to participate in e-auction of vehicle registration numbers of new series ‘CH01-BM’ for choice registration numbers 0002 to 9999 will be held between May 11 and May 17. The e-auction will begin from May 18 and continue till May 20. The owner of the vehicle can register on the national transport website: https://parivahan.gov.in/fancy and the link for the registration is available on the Chandigarh administration’s transport department website: www.chdtransport.gov.in and can obtain the Unique Acknowledgement Number (UAN). In the e-auction the vehicle purchased only at Chandigarh address can bid for their favorite number .
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