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FASTag Exemption List

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  • TATA AIG Team
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  • 22/11/2023

The FASTag is the initiative by the government to remove the congestion of vehicles on national and state highways and ease the toll collection process. With FASTag, individuals don’t need to wait in long queues since the procedure is fast.

Earlier, there used to be a manual procedure where vehicles needed to stop at the toll plaza, and then representatives would collect the payment in cash and provide a receipt. This used to consume a lot of time.

But with the inception of FASTag, vehicles have QR codes attached, which get scanned on toll plazas and deduction of amount directly from the prepaid account. But all vehicles don’t need to undergo the same process; some are exempted from FASTag deductions.

It means the vehicles owned by specific individuals can pass directly from the toll plaza without making any payment. In this blog, we will learn about the FASTag exemption list.

What is an Exempted FASTag?

As per the National Highways Fees Rules, 2008, Rule 11, certain vehicle categories are exempted from paying any user charge or fees on toll tax plazas.

These vehicles usually come under the exempted FASTag or toll tax category. However, despite being exempted, all these vehicles need to have a FASTag sticker.

FASTag or Toll Exemption List

Below is the FASTag or toll exemption list of vehicles.

FASTag Exempted Vehicle Code
President of India 1
Vice-President of India 2
Prime Minister (PM) of India 3
State Governor 4
Chief Justice of India 5
Speaker of the House of People 6
Union Cabinet Minister 7
State’s Chief Minister (CM) 8
Supreme Court Judge 9
State Minister 10
Lieutenant Governor of UT (Union Territory) 11
Chief of Staff 12
Chairman of Legislative Council of a State 13
Speaker of the Legislative Council of a State 14
Chief Justice of a High Court 15
High Court Judge 16
MP ( Member of Parliament) 17
Army Commander of Army Staff  18
State Government Chief Secretary 19
Government of India Secretary 20
Council of States, Secretary 21
House of People, Secretary 22
Foreign Dignitary on State Visit 23
MLA and MLC 24
Awardee of Ashik Chakra, Param Vir Chakra, Sharya Chakra, Kirti Chakra, and Maha VIR Chakra 25

Other than the above, certain vehicles used fo official purposes can avail of toll tax exemptions:

FASTag Exempted Vehicle Code
Ministry of Defence Eligible Under Indian Toll Act, 1901 27
State and Central Armed Forces in Uniform, Police and Parliamentary Force 28
Executive Magistrate 29

Besides official purpose vehicles, emergency or utility vehicles are exempted from toll or FASTag deductions.

FASTag Exempted Vehicle Code
Fire-Fighting Department 30
Government or NHAI utilising vehicles for inspection purposes, operational, construction and maintenance of national highways. 31
Ambulance 32
Funeral Van 33
Mechanical Vehicle for Disabled Person 34

Documents Needed For FASTag Exemption

However, a proper procedure needs to be carried out to get your vehicle listed under NHAI-exempt FASTag. To carry out the same, the following documents are required:

Duly Filled and Signed Application Form.

Registration Certificate of the Vehicle.

Document of Identity such as PAN Card, Aadhar Card, and more.

Proof of Designation for Exemption.

Step-by-Step Procedure For Exempted FASTag: Apply Online

There is a procedure for exempting FASTag. Below are the steps that need to be carried out for the same.

Step 1: To initiate the toll tax exemption process, head to the IHMCL portal.

Step 2: Click the “Exempted FASTag Portal” option once the website is open.

Step 3: Further, click the “Applicant Login” option and “New Registration” on this new page to register yourself.

Step 4: Fill out all the details like name, address, contact no, city and more and then click on the “Submit” button.

Step 5: Once you get the username and password, download the exempted form after logging into the portal.

Step 6: Go to the “Upload Form” option. Next, select the exemption category code. After that, select the NHAI regional office.

Step 7: Next, you must fill out all the details the portal asks and upload all the documents.

Step 8: After the submission of a document, click the “Submit” button.

Step 9: After the document verification, the user will get the confirmation message on their respective email for exempted FASTag.

** Check Exempted FASTag Application Status**

If you have already applied for the FASTag exemption, then you can check the application status by following these steps:

Step 1: To begin the process, head to the IHMCL website.

Step 2: Then click on the “Exempted FASTag Portal”.

Step 3: Next, click on the “Applicant Login” and then enter the username and password and then add the verification code and click the “Login” button.

Step 4: Your exempted FASTag account is open; now click on the “Status” section.

Step 5: Further, enter the application number and click the “Submit” button.

Step 6: The exempted FASTag status will be displayed on the screen.

Exempted FASTag Validity

As per the rules, all the exempted FASTags are valid for 1 year for personal vehicles and 5 years for government vehicles. After the predetermined period, it needs to be renewed depending on the criteria and eligibility. Further, the exempted FASTag for MLA, MPs and MLCs will depend on their legislative term.

NHAI Toll Exemption Policy

There is the following policy that has been issued by the NHAI for exempted FASTag:

The exempted FASTag will apply to road users as per Rule 11 of NH fee, 2008 and later modification, depending on the application conducted by a user or authorised person.

The NHAI will be the central point of contact for exempted FASTag issuance.

There will be no cost or fee for issuance of the exempted FASTag to authorised persons.

The NHAI or entities under NHAI are responsible for exempting the FASTag procedure and managing all the records.

The NHAI-authorised institution, which is NHAII, is the only company that will issue the exempted category FASTag in India.

Linking the bank account details with FASTag in case of dignitaries is not mandatory.

The organisation will send a monthly report on exempted FASTags to MoRTH (Ministry of Road Transport and Highways) by the 5th of every month.

Any vehicles or individuals that come under the exempted category but have yet to be tagged can take advantage of the FASTag exemption by showing a valid ID card.

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Conclusion

FASTag exemption is an authority or government way to thank individuals for their services towards the nation. To get the exemption, first, you must ensure that you fall under the FASTag exemption category. If so, one can efficiently complete the procedure online by visiting the official website

FAQS

How do I get exempted from FASTag?

To get a FASTag exemption, first check the eligibility criteria of FASTag exemptions, and if you are eligible, then you can apply online.

Is FASTag compulsory for all vehicles?

As per the laws, every vehicle must have a FASTag sticker in India.

Is a free toll pass available for local vehicles?

As per the rules, the individual residing within a 20 km radius of the toll plaza can request a waiver of the toll fee.

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