Unit I – Introduction to Motor Vehicle Act [Marks 20; Hours 16]
1.1 Motor Vehicle Act: Brief description, Short titles and Definitions of terms used.
1.2 Licensing of Drivers and Conductors of Motor Vehicle:
(i) Driver’s License – Necessity, Eligibility Criteria, Documents Required, Procedure to obtain Learner’s License and Permanent Driving License, Driving Test, Validity and Renewal of driving license, Restriction on use of Learner’s License as a Driving License, Addition of class to the Driving License, Suspension or Cancellation of Driving License.
(ii) Conductor’s License – Necessity, Eligibility Criteria, Application for Grant of Conductor’s License, Revocation of Conductor’s License, Power to Disqualify Conductor’s License, Renewal of Conductor’s License.
(iii) Duties and Responsibilities of Driver and Conductor.
1.3 Registration of Vehicles: Necessity of Registration, Exemption from Registration, Procedure of Registration of Motor Vehicles, Display of Registration Mark, Validity of Certificate of Registration, Renewal of Registration, Temporary Registration, Transfer of Ownership of Motor Vehicle, Suspension and Cancellation of Registration.
1.4 Offences, Penalties: Regarding Driving of Vehicle and Violation of Law.
1.5 Transport Authorities and Control of Transport:
(i) Transport Authorities and their Functions.
(ii) Necessity of Permits, Types of Permit – Stage Carriage Permit, Contract Carriage Permit, Private Service Vehicle Permit, Carriage Permit, Tourist Permit, National Permit, Temporary Permit, Exemption of Permit.
1.5 Control of Traffic: Traffic Signs and Signals, Vehicle Navigation System, GPS, Advance Traffic Control Devices, Intelligent Transport System, Smart Card.
Unit II – Construction of Motor Vehicle, Taxation and Insurance [Marks 12; Hours 06]
2.1 Construction of Motor Vehicle: Overall dimensions, General Provision Regarding Construction and Maintenance of Motor Vehicle, Power of State and Central Government to Make Rules.
2.2 Taxation: Objectives, Basis of Taxation, Methods of Levying Tax to Motor Vehicle, Tax Structure for Motor Vehicles in Maharashtra, Modes of Payment of the Tax, Tax Exemption, Refund of Tax.
2.3 Insurance: Types of Motor Vehicle Insurance — Comprehensive and Third Party Insurance, Procedure to Claim Compensation, Motor Accident Claim Tribunal, Liability without Fault in Certain Cases, Provision of Compensation in Hit and Run Case.
Unit III – Estimation and Valuation of Vehicle [Marks 12; Hours 06]
3.1 Role of Surveyor: Eligibility for Surveyor, Procedure to obtain Surveyor’s Licence, Duties and Responsibilities of Surveyor.
3.2 Procedure of Accident Survey and Valuation of Vehicle, Accident Survey Report.
3.3 Importance of Warranty System and Protection of Law.
3.4 Buying a New Vehicle: Factors to be considered – Ex-showroom Price and on Road Price, Use of Vehicle, When and Where to Buy.
3.5 Buying used vehicles: When and Where to Buy: Dealers, Used Car Firms, Private Sellers, Garages, Auctions.
3.6 Sale of used Vehicles: Procedures – Before, During and After Sale of Vehicle, Auctions, Garages, Private Sale, Preparing the Vehicle Documents, Selling Price.
Unit IV – Passenger and Goods Transport Operation [Marks 16; Hours 14]
4.1 Terms used in Transportation: Transport Vehicle, Public Service Vehicle, Goods Vehicle, Public Place, Depot, Route, Trip, Crew, Time Table, Vehicle Schedule, Fare.
4.2 Modes of Transportation and their Comparison.
4.3 Basic Elements in Transport Management – Market Potential, Selection of Vehicle, Organization Setup, Legal Compliance, Policies of Transport Organization towards Passenger and Employee Service.
4.4 Bus and Crew scheduling: Basic Factors in Bus, Crew (staff) Scheduling.
4.5 Bus Depot Layout: Site Selection for Depot, Layout, Passenger Amenities and Infrastructural Facilities required.
4.6 Record Keeping: Log Book, Trip Operational Sheet, Vehicle Ledger, Truck History Card, Monthly Operational Sheet, Goods Consignment Note, Various Types of Bookings.
Unit V – Motor Transport and Research Organizations [Marks 10; Hours 06]
5.1 Structure and Working of Transport Organizations – MSRTC, BEST.
5.2 Role of Diploma Automobile Engineer in Motor Transport Industry.
5.3 Functions and Role of Research Organizations: Central Institute of Road Transport, Automotive Research Association of India, Vehicle Research Development and Establishment, Central Road Research Institute, Petroleum Conservation and Research Association.