If you have been trying to perform vehicle documentation related activities online such as trying to renew the registration certificate, checking the status of your Pollution Under Control (PUC) certificate, or changing the address in your registration certificate, and failing to do so, then it is quite possible that your vehicle is blacklisted. Vehicle blacklist effectively means that the owner and the vehicle will be denied service for any and all procedures from all Regional Transport Offices (RTO) across the country. It is important to be aware of the fact that a vehicle has been blacklisted in certain states, both as a vehicle owner and a potential buyer of the vehicle. Now instead of seeking out your zonal regional transport office and trying to decipher if your vehicle is blacklisted and why was it blacklisted, you can get to know all this information through the Parivahan Sewa portal, which has been made by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH).
Through the Parivahan Sewa portal, users can check whether their vehicle has been blacklisted or not, and if it has, then which states is it blacklisted in. Apart from that, the portal also offers numerous other services such as e-challan check and payment, registration certificate (RC) details and updates, to name a few. There can be multiple reasons why your vehicle has been blacklisted. Non payment of fines issued to you for traffic violations can have the Motor Vehicle Department blacklist your vehicle. In case there is some issue with the documentation related to the transfer of ownership of the vehicle, your vehicle can be blacklisted. Other reasons why you can have a blacklisted vehicle in your possession include if the vehicle is involved in a court case, if the tax was not duly paid when the vehicle was converted from a commercial vehicle to a private one or if an FIR is lodged against the vehicle.
In the event you find your vehicle blacklisted, there are certain remedial actions that you can take. In case your vehicle is blacklisted due to pending dues, you need to visit your zonal Regional Transport Office (RTO) and pay the dues with additional fines immediately. You can also make the payment online on the Parivahan Sewa portal easily. Ensure that the road tax is paid appropriately if the vehicle has been involved in conversion from a yellow to a white board (i.e., from commercial to private vehicle). In case you feel that an unfair and wrong FIR has been filed against you and your vehicle, you can contest the vehicle blacklist by visiting the Regional Transport Office with valid vehicle documents and appropriate proof.
Before buying a used vehicle, you should always perform a background check on the vehicle and see if there are any pending e-challan dues against it. You should also be aware of any state that the vehicle is blacklisted in and get it rectified immediately by the current owner before you purchase the vehicle.