The Motor Vehicles Department in the state of Nagaland was established in 1963, in accordance with Section 133-A of the Motor Vehicles Act. The functions of the department are regulated as per the laws and rules of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, Nagaland Motor Vehicles Act, 1967, Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, and the Motor Vehicles Taxation Rules, 1972.
The department is headed by the transport commissioner. The Regional Transport Officers in Mokokchung and Kohima and the District Transport Officers in Tuensang, Mon, Dimapur, Wokha, Zunheboto, and Phek act as the licencing and registering authorities in the state. The Regional Transport Offices (RTOs) and District Transport Offices (DTOs) are units that function under the Motor Vehicles Department of Nagaland.
The Motor Vehicles Department of Nagaland also has an enforcement wing, the authorities of which are responsible for enforcing the rules and laws as per the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
Certain functions of the Motor Vehicles Department of Nagaland are as follows:
In addition to the above-mentioned functions, the Transport Department of Nagaland is also responsible for enforcing other rules and laws as per the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
|RTO Kohima (only for government non-transport vehicles)||NL-09|
|RTO Kohima (only for government transport vehicles)||NL-10|
Residents of Nagaland will have to approach a Regional Transport Office or District Transport Office in their jurisdiction to avail any of the above-mentioned services.
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