Maharashtra Motor Vehicles Rules 1989 – Chapter 1

PRELIMINARY

1. Short title and application.–

(1) These rules may be called the Maharashtra Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989.

(2) They shall, save as expressly provided otherwise, apply to, and in relation to all motor vehicles in the State of Maharashtra.

2. Definitions.–

(1) In these rules, unless the context requires otherwise,–

(a) “Act” means the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988);

(b) “Assistant Inspector of Motor Vehicles” means any officer appointed

as such by the State Government;

(c) “Form” means a form set-forth in the rules framed by the Central

Government under the Act or to these rules;

(d) “Inspector of Motor Vehicles” means any officer appointed by the

State Government to perform the functions of an Inspector of Motor

Vehicles under the Act, these rules and the rules framed by the CentralGovernment;

(e) “passenger” means any person travelling in a public service vehicle

other than the driver or the conductor or an employee of the permit

holder, while on duty;

(f) “Regional Transport Officer” means any officer appointed by the State Government for any area to perform the functions of a Regional Transport Officer under these rules and the rules framed by the Central Government and includes an Assistant Regional Transport Officer appointed by the State Government for such area as may be specified in that behalf.

(g) “Schedule” means a Schedule appended to these rules;

(h) “Section” means a section of the Act;

(i) “stamp” includes a motor vehicle fees stamp;

(j) “State” means the State of Maharashtra.

(k) “Superintendent of Stamp” means the Superintendent of stamp,

Bombay and includes any other officer appointed by the State Government to perform the functions of Superintendent of Stamp;

(l) “Transport Commissioner” means any officer appointed by the State

Government to perform the functions of the Transport Commissioner, Maharashtra State, under these rules and the rules made by the Central Government under the Act and includes a Joint Transport Commissioner, Deputy Transport Commissioner or Assistant Transport Commissioner;

(m) “Treasury Officer” means a Treasury Officer or Additional Treasury Officer appointed by the State Government to perform the functions of the Treasury Officer.

(2) Words and expression used in these rules but not defined shall have the meaning respectively assigned to them in the Act.

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