HSRP On Old Vehicles: Know The New Guidelines & Who Cannot Apply

Cuttack: A day after making affixation of High Security Registration Plates (HSRP) mandatory on vehicles registered before April 1, 2019, the State Transport Authority has issued guidelines to be followed.

However, Odisha is yet to be included in the site for consumers to register for the HSRP. According to reports, the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) has initiated process for integrating Odisha state on its www.siam.in.

The guidelines are as follows:

– Vehicle owners are free to choose any dealer, place and date for affixing of HSRP. There will be no penal action for not affixing HSRP for first three months, till August 31. Earlier, the HSRP has already been made mandatory for all new vehicles registered on or after 1 April, 2019.

– To control and check the substandard material, only Original equipment manufacturer (OEMs) /authorised dealers of OEM will be allowed to fix the HSRP on the old vehicles.

– The OEMs or its authorized dealers shall display board at a conspicuous place at their showroom indicating charges to be paid by the vehicle owner for affixation of HSRP and also on the HSRP portal to maintain transparency at all times.

-HSRP would be affixed by OEMs and their Authorized dealers only. Only the HSRP vendor authorized by the vehicle manufacturers (OEMs) shall supply the HSRPs to their authorized dealers. Affixation of HSRP on old vehicles shall be carried by authorised dealers of OEMs.

– In Odisha, vehicle owner shall book for fitment of HSRP and make payment for the purpose through online portal authorised by the OEMs to maintain the transparency and prevent excess charging from the vehicle owners.

– The transport department has directed OEMs to make their online portals live for Odisha customers to book HSRP immediately. The portal authorised by the OEMs shall offer the facility to the vehicle owner for selection of any location and date for affixing of HSRP as per their convenience.

– The OEMs or its authorised vendor/dealer may offer the services to the vehicle owners for fitment of the HSRP where the owner resides or has his place of business on payment of extra charges subject to willingness of the vehicle owner.

– The OEMs or its authorised dealers after affixing the HSRP on the vehicle shall ensure that the laser code is updated in VAHAN portal.

– The vehicle not having valid Registration Certificate and Fitness Certificate (for Transport Vehicle) and the vehicle having arrear tax due shall not be allowed to affix HSRP by OEMs or its authorised dealers. The OEMs shall customize their portal accordingly.

Also Read: Know How To Get HSRP Affixed To Your Vehicle In Odisha & Its Security Features


HSRPs are made of aluminium. These plates are tamper-proof and come with two nonreusable locks. The number plates have a chromium-based Ashoka Chakra on the left, along with ‘IND ’written. The vehicle identification number will be laser encoded, which is easy to be scanned and difficult to be tampered with.

Old number plates are easy to tamper with and can be misused by thieves. However, the HSRP plates come with a non-removable snap- lock and are difficult to replace. The HSRPs comprises details like engine number and chassis number in a centralised database. The data helps in identifying a stolen vehicle. The stored data along with a 10 digit PIN (laser code)
helps in identifying a stolen car.

Previously installed number plates used to come with different fonts and styles customised by the vehicle owners. This made it difficult for traffic police personnel to read the vehicle’s registration number, especially if it was moving. With HSRP, registration plates will have unified fonts and styles, making them better comprehensible.

Who cannot apply online for fitment of HSRP through online portal?

If the vehicle doesn’t’t have valid Fitness
If the vehicle doesn’t’t have valid Registration
If the vehicle doesn’t’t have valid Tax
If the vehicle already taken NOC
The vehicle under Non-use
The vehicle whose R.C. has been cancelled or black listed.

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