Friday, January 16, 2009

Duplicate RC book

Jan 1st 2007, i made a resolution that i will get my duplicate RC made and today, Jan 16th 2009, i have applied for it :). I want to list out the TODOs to get a duplicate RC book so that people will be able to get it done easily without too much of a hassle (i can't help you if you are good for nothing).

Simple Advise:
1. Do not get in contact with the Middle Men. RTO guys are straight forward and no one takes a bribe to get stuff done (atleast they won't ask for one). Kudos to Bangalore Central RTO employees.
2. Working hours for the Assistant RTO is 10:00 to 13:30 hrs. Ensure that you are not caught off guard.
3. The RTO officials believe in a step by step procedure and they don't like over smart people asking too many questions at the same time. You will be given info about the current step and not the future steps.

Necessary Documents:
1. Police Complaint Challan
2. Affidavit requesting for Duplicate RC book
3. Photo ID proof
4. Address proof (In case address change is required)
5. Form 26 (Duplicate RC book)
6. Form 33 (Change of Address)
7. Copy of Motor Insurance (which is not expired, of course)
8. Copy of old RC book/ Road Tax paper (not necessary but handy doc)
(In case your vehicle is taken on loan then you might need to get approval from the corresponding banks on the form 26).

Stepwise actions:
1. Go to the nearest police station (preferably the station in your locality or RTO's locality). You have to handover a letter addressed to the Sub Inspector of police requesting application for duplicate RC book due to the loss of original one. The sub inspector of police will issue a challan with your name and a statement which says "RC Book Missing". This challan has to be attached with the form 26.
[ The police guy was quick and gave it to me in no time. The only bad part was that he requested for INR 100. As far as i know, we need not pay the police. Since i believe that the police officers in India are underpaid, i didn't make too much of a noise and shelled out the bucks. I hope the govt realizes the importance of paying the security guys nicely. This will eliminate corruption to a great extent.]
2. Get the Affidavit made on a INR 20 Stamp paper. There will atleast be a single shop near the RTO office which will be supplying such affidavits. You need to get your details printed on that in the same shop. [The shop guy charged me INR 120 to get it done. He gave me a useless bill when i demanded for one]
3. Collect form 26 and form 33 from the RTO reception (or ask some police guy/RTO official). Fill the forms appropriately and strike off the sections which are not applicable. The owner of the vehicle should be signing the forms.
4. Buy a simple file which will hold your papers(called as the RTO file in the nearby stationery shops). The papers can either be stapled or tied using a tag and should be attached to the file. It will be good to have the details like Name, Registration Number and the reason written on top of the file. (Give your mobile and phone numbers generously)
5. Goto the Superintendent of RTO and submit your file to him/her. He/She will verify the documents and forms. In case everything is fine, he will sign on the forms with the date. You will be sent to the ARTO.
6. ARTO will verify your ID proof (original ID card) and attest on the form.
7. Pay the fees at the cashier (INR 35 for form 26 and INR 20 for form 33).
8. Take back the file with the cash receipts attached to the Superintendent. He/She will sign the receipts too.
9. Submit the file to the reception or the person who collects the files (please find out from the RTO)
10. The person will hand out a chit with a date for receiving the updated document(s). Retain the slip carefully and make sure you remember the request number written on the chit (Just in case).

Thus, you have completed the procedure for applying for a duplicate copy of your RC book and also have the address on your RC book changed. I will update on how we receive the duplicate copy. I got a date of 27th Jan, 2009.

I have written the steps which i had to go through. Optimization may vary depending on how badly you fill the forms and act on your D day ;).


Collected my duplicate RC book on 30th Jan. No trouble in getting it done. The superintendent had to sign in few places, the other guy had to put the seal all over the RC book. You need to be patient as well as active to get your work done.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Coveted 24

New year, new day, new resolutions. It is the time of the year when one tries to fool oneself and world with the useless resolutions. I didnt make a resolution at the strike of the 0th hour of this year. But, as the hours passed by, i thought i should blog. I don't know what i want to achieve by blogging. May be, i don't want to achieve anything by blogging. This is just an outlet, to let my happiness, sadness, frustration, anger, and may be knowledge take shape of words.

I have given myself the target of 24 blogposts (excluding this blog) for this year. I want to see if i can learn things about atleast 10 varied topics and write some blog entries on those. I am not going to set limitations on the number of entries nor the kind of entries. If by the end of this year, i do not have 24 blog entries then doomsday has come ;). Come on. I am just another jerk with just another resolution.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Shut up and Dance

Dance(from French danser, perhaps from Frankish) is an art form that generally refers to movement of the body, usually rhythmic and to music, used as a form of expression, social interaction or presented in a spiritual or performance setting. That's how wiki has defined it.

Being a person who has no music sense, dancing is something which i cannot master in. Its all about rhythm and synchronization. Whenever i attempt to dance, i feel i have two left feet, a stiff back and a zombie head. With such a wonderful combination, dancing is something which is/was totally out of my capacity. I do dance (if i could call it that way) in parties where there are losers who are worse than me (:-O, worse than me, then its not a party). I always wanted to dance like Hrithik.. sob sob. Sapne hazaar, lekin bekaar.

Guys are generally impressed by girls who dance well (Remember listening to stories and watching movies where the Maharaja would be sitting with a rose in his hand and watching pretty dames dancing to nice tunes). This is a well established fact. Dancing and curves are intertwined and it does give a personality to the dancer based on the kind of moves he/she does. The cheaper the dance gets, the respect reduces proportionally. If someone is watching you dance, its either you are amazing or you are being vulgar. If you are dancing horribly, no one will even look at you. You can continue with the crap without shame.

Even though i have no experience with girls and dancing, i can say that girls would definitely enjoy to dance with their special someone. Dance partner becoming a real life partner or vice versa is not my concern and problem. Both are different and lucky people get to be both. Hand in Hand, Eye-to-eye, rhythmic movements, the fragrance and the music; i guess it doesn't get romantic than that.

Other forms of dancing include street dancing - where you stick your tongue out and dance, party dancing - where you keep bouncing like a spring, stage dancing - where you are clueless about your partner(s)'s moves, marriage dancing - where you shake your a$$ and pick up the cash on the ground, mirror dancing - you are shy and dance only in front of the mirror, masala dancing - ahem ahem. Hey there is also funny dance .

Okay, a sample from moi.(Black tshirt - alistair, Red tshirt - Amrit)

Okay folks, that's all i have to say about Dancing. Remember to shut your mouth when dancing. It will make it look more elegant ;).