You can now add a nominee to your car and bike

Until now, the method of promoting a car or a bike of the deceased was cumbersome. The member of the family had to get the possession transferred within the title of the authorized inheritor and adjust to the procedures that required frequent visits to completely different places of work.

The process may additionally differ from one Regional Transport Office to one other. If the cities of the deceased and authorized heirs are completely different, it may make the method much more difficult.


All that is set to change. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has just lately notified modifications to the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.

The automobile proprietor can now nominate a individual within the registration certificates. In the case of the loss of life of the automobile proprietor, the nominee can get the possession transferred in his or her title.

The proprietor can specify the nominee when shopping for the car in addition to after buy. When mentioning the nominee, the proprietor should submit proof of the id.


On the loss of life of the proprietor, the nominee will want to inform the registering authority of the demise inside 30 days. If that is performed, the nominee can use the automobile like she or he is the proprietor for 3 months.

The nominee may even want to submit Form 31 inside three months of the loss of life of the proprietor to switch the possession in his or her title.

The proprietor can additionally change the nominee in case of divorce, division of property, or switch of property – not when promoting the automobile.

If the car is on mortgage, the nominee will first want to pay the lender. The switch will occur after the lender provides a no-objection certificates.

The nomination facility ought to make the switch of autos simpler on the loss of life of the proprietor. It must also have the ability to save the procedural problem.

(Do you have got personal finance queries? Send them to [email protected] and get them answered by trade specialists)

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