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MOTOR VEHICLES DEPARTMENT
 A:INTRODUCTION
         In order to give effect to the provisions of Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 & Rules made there under, Motor Vehicle Department has been setup as per Section 213 of Motor Vehicle Act 1988 in the State of Maharashtra
B:Vision, Mission, Objectives and Functions of the Department
VISION
  1. Safe Transportation of Goods & Passengers
  2. Prompt & Citizen friendly services relating to Motor Vehicles
MISSION
  1. To aim for stricter compliance of provisions of Motor Vehicle Act & Rules there under
  2. To establish user friendly front end facilities for visiting public
  3. To strengthen the Department by providing equipments, manpower & Training
  4. To simplify the taxation of vehicles
  5. To create effective grievance redressed mechanism
FUNCTIONS
  1. To enforce the statutory provisions of Motor Vehicles Act & Rules made there under
  2. To collect revenue in the form of Taxes & fees from Motor Vehicles as per the provisions of the law
Establishment:
                 The Motor Vehicles Department’s functions are monitored and controlled by Transport Commissioner office, located at Mumbai. The State has 15 Regional Transport Offices and 35 Deputy Regional Transport Offices 
     The provisions of Motor Vehicle Act are enforced through executive officers, while the ministerial work is carried out by clerical staff 
        The grade wise of manpower is as shown below

Sr No

Group/Class

Sanctioned Posts

Filled Posts

Vacant Posts

1

Group A

611

567

44

2

Group B

46

33

13

3

               Group C

2566

1834

732

4

 Group D

427

295

132

 

                  Total

3650

2729

921


Performance of Motor Vehicle Department (2007-08 to 2011-12)

Year

Sanctioned Posts

Revenue      ( Rs in hundred crores)

Learning Licenses issued (in lakhs)

Newly Registered vehicles (in lakhs)

Number Driving Licences  (in crores) Progressive

Vehicle 

Population(in lakhs) Progressive

2007-08

3580

21.42

17.43

11.64

1.73

133.35

2008-09

3580

22.13

19.54

11.15

1.77

144.50

2009-10

3580

26.97

25.37

13.18

2.01

157.68

2010-11

3650

35.36

22.9

17.22

2.13

174.34

2011-12

3650

41.97

25.79

20.61

2.39

194.32

D:On Road Enforcement
     On road enforcement is carried out through 61 flying squads and 22 border check posts
1)Flying Squads
There are total 61 Flying Squads in the State. The Performce of the flying squads is shown in following table

Sr. No.

Financial Year

Motor Vehicles Checked

Motor Vehicles Detected

Revenue collected

(Rs.in crores)

1

2008-2009

414371 1130223

              130.76

2

2009-2010

244511 1162274

205.28

3

2010-2011

290461 1004889

256.53

4

2011-2012

1316697 935735

281.53

2) Border Check Posts
       Transport / commercial vehicles entering or leaving the State are checked at border Check post. There are 22 Check-posts across the border of Maharashtra where vehicle documents, tax payments, fitness, in respect of commercial vehicles entering or leaving the State are checked. These Check Posts are under modernization.

Sr. No.

Financial Year

Motor vehicles Checked

Irregularity Detected Motor Vehicles

Revenue collected

(Rs. in crores)

1

2008-2009

6292966

734635

91.85

2

2009-2010

8102757

1485363

135.58

3

2010-2011

8112281

1128472

157.23

4

2011-2012

8048796

1077532

160.49

E:Control on vehicular pollution
                Motor Vehicles are checked by the PUC centers appointed by the Department for ensuring compliance with the provisions prescribed for pollution. Facilities to check pollution levels of a vehicle for a citizen are available through 1153 PUC centers across the State 
F:Ongoing projects of Motor Vehicle Department
1.SCOSTA complient Smart Card Registration
          No transport vehicles are registered using VAHAN software developed by National Informatics Center. The software is implemented at 49 offices through service provider. The number of smart card registration certificates issued till 30.11.2013 are 1,11,77,637.
2. SCOSTA complient Smart Card Licenses
         Smart card driving licenses are issued using SARATHI software developed by National Informatics Center. The software is implemented at 49 offices through service provider. The number of smart card driving licenses issued till 31.12.2013 are 1,58,19,088
3. E-payment facility for collection of taxes and fees for Nontransport Vehicle
          Collection of onetime tax through E-payment facility has been introduced at 15 RTO offices. Motor vehicle Tax of more than 2500 crores have been collected through e-payment upto December 2013       
4.Computerised learner’s license test system
                A special software to conduct the preliminary test for issuance of Learner’s license has been developed. Currently the system is in operation at 24 RTO / Dy RTO offices 
5. Delivery of smart cards by post
                 Documents such as Motor Driving License & Registration Certificate are dispatched by Speed Post to the citizens. This reduces the unnecessary visits to RTO offices. The scheme is implemented in all 49 offices 
6. Grievance redresses by IVRS toll free number
          The Department has provided toll free number for public grievances against Taxi / Autorickshaw drivers. The Toll Free Number is 1800-22-0110 for Mumbai and MMR region 
 
             Attention

Drive Safely...
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Driving is a privilege not the right...
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Driving under the influence of drink / drugs is an offence
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Never make any alterations in your vehicle without the prior permission of RTO
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Talking on cell / mobile phone while driving is an offence
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Take special precautions on unguarded railway crossings
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Renew your driving License before it expires
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Driving any motor vehicle without valid driving License is an offence...
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Pay the motor vehicle taxes in time and avoid the detention of vehicle from RTO
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Hurry leads to mistakes, mistakes leads to accidents
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Give way to your right hand traffic
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Do not jump signals
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Start early, drive slowly, reach safely
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Observe lane discipline & speed limits while driving
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Drowsy driving is lousy driving
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Make safety a way of life...
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Hill driving is skill driving
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Check your sight for driving at night
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When alcohol takes over one cannot think straight
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Be broad minded on narrow bridges
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Attention !
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Submission of false documents is an offence,
liable for criminal action against the applicant.
Submit genuine Documents only.
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