The Government of India recently introduced the BHARAT SERIES numbers. With this new norm in play, you won’t have to go through the hassle of re-registering your vehicle every time you move! Currently, the BH numbers are only available under certain conditions. Here’s everything you need to know about getting the BH Number Series in India!

  • Who can get the Bharat Series Number?

As of now, people falling under certain categories can only avail the BH Numbers. These are Defense Personnel, PSU Employees, Central/State Government Employees and employees working in private companies with offices in 4 or more states and UTs.

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  • How to get a Bharat Series Number?

You can register for a Bharat Series number on the online portal, and fill up Form-20. Dealers will register on a buyer’s behalf on the purchase of a new car. The numbers will be randomly assigned to registered applicants.

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  • How much is the registration fee?

There is no fee for registering for a Bharat Series Number. However, an amount for the tax corresponding to your vehicle’s category must be paid. Unlike the current process where the road tax is paid at one time(for 15 years), the road tax on BH numbers will be a little different. It will be paid every 2 years, or in years that are multiples of 2. After the 14th year, the tax amount will be reduced to half, and it will be paid every year. If you don’t pay these taxes on time, a late fee of Rs.100/day will be applicable. The taxes slabs for different vehicles are listed below:

Price Bracket  Electric Vehicles  Petrol, CNG Diesel
Below 10 Lakh 6% 8% 10%
10 Lakh – 20 Lakh 8% 10% 12%
> 20 Lakh 10% 12% 14%
  • What does a BH number look like?

A typical BH number will look like “21 BH XXXX AA”. The first two digits denote the year of registration and BH is the code for the series. A randomly assigned 4-digit number will come in next, followed by 2 alphabets.

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