All India Federation of Motor Vehicles Department
Technical Executive Officers Association
The foundation for the All-India Federation of Motor Vehicle Department Technical Executive Officer's Association was laid on 8th February 1986, at Bangalore. It was the culmination of the discussions held at the meeting held on the same day (8th February 1986) at Bangalore, which saw participation from 10 States and was presided over by the Karnataka Association.
The Federation was thus formally registered on the 19th December 1987 at Bangalore, vide registration no: S-628/87-88. The Federation is a recognized member of the National Road Safety Council of India, under aegis of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. The Federation has been an active member of several committees constituted by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, New Delhi.
The main objective of the Federation has been the promotion of Road Safety, with the aim of minimisation of Road-travel related fatalities and injuries. In addition, the Federation is committed towards the welfare of the member associations and safeguarding the service conditions of the members.
With Road safety as a priority, the Federation has successfully and effectively organised multiple workshops, seminars and trainings on relevant and contemporary issues of importance. The relentless quest to build a safe India, free of road-related accidents, has been the driving force behind the organisation.The participation in various programs, to augment road safety measures for the future, reflect the same vision.
The Federation conducted the 1st International conference Road Safety Vision 2030 at Udaipur-Rajasthan from 21-22 May 2011, to lay the foundation for a road-map on road safety.
This vision of the Federation has been constantly upheld and reinforced via participation and organisation of various related programs.
- The Federation, has successfully organized workshops on road safety at Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Jaipur, Chennai, Coimbatore, Cochin, Trivandrum, Lucknow, Udaipur, Tripura, and Ranchi.
- The Federation organized a training program in the USA for members of various states. The three-week immersive and hands-on crash course on "Scientific Investigations Re-construction of Road Crashes" at Omaha-Nebraska, USA was very beneficial for the trainees, in the year 2012.
- A delegation of the Federation had a high-level meeting with the US Department of Transport (USDOT) at Washington DC, USA. This was organized by Mr. Siva Narla, Senior Director, Institute of Transportation Engineers USA.
- As an initiative to propagate awareness on Road Safety throughout Rajasthan, the Federation entered into an agreement with M/s Hindustan Zinc Ltd (Vedanta Group) who sponsored a Road Safety Van, which was implemented by Rajasthan Parivahan Nirakakshak Sangh/ Rajasthan Sadak Suraksha Society. This program was inaugurated on 5th July 2013 at Agucha Udaipur. The van travelled across Rajasthan conducting Road Safety Awareness programs.
The Federation plays a pivotal role in taking up matters related to the Amendment of the Motor Vehicles Act and the Central Motor Vehicle Rules, 1989. The Federation steps up to intervene when the amendments are perceived as not being in public interest and/or present a plausible threat to public safety, or have some shortcomings, or are not practically enforceable. In the 2019 Amendment proposed for the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988, the Federation sent a representative delegation and put forth suggestions in front of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport and Tourism, as well as the Select Committee on Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Act, 2019.
The Federation also lays emphasis on continuous learning and knowledge enhancement of the member association about new developments and changes in relevant areas such as Automobile Engineering, Motor Vehicle laws, and Motor Vehicle taxation laws. Important decisions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, various Hon’ble High Courts on the Motor Vehicle Act, and Rules made there under, are hence circulated among the members from time to time.
The Federation is also working towards bringing a in a uniform procedure in the across all State Transport Departments of the country, in order to streamline procedures and deliver seamless service to the common public in the Transport Offices throughout the nation. This uniform procedure is aimed at increasing efficiency, bringing in better transparency in e-Governance processes, ensuring effective work output, and sharing best practices in the area of Road Safety.
Exemplary support has been extended by the member State Associations of the Federation during these times of COVID-19 pandemic. The State Associations have provided their proactive, dedicated, devoted, and extensive support to the respective State and District Administrations in handling the COVID-19 pandemic situation. Similar proactiveness and support is also extended by the members of the Federation during times of other calamities, and in times of need.
Working in tandem with the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, State Govts, and State Transport Department Associations, the Federation has set a goal to MAKE INDIAN ROADS SAFE WITH ZERO FATALITY BY THE YEAR 2030..