3. Application for registration, -- 

(1) An application for registration under sections 21 or section 22, shall be made to the designated officer. It shall be signed by the proprietor of the business or in the case of a firm, by a partner of the firm, or in the case of a Hindu undivided family, by the manager or karta of the family or in the case of a company incorporated under the Indian Companies Act, 1956, by the Managing Director or any other person authorized by the Board of Directors of the Company, or in the case of a Government Department, by the head of the Department or any other Officer duly authorized in writing by him or in the case of any other association of individuals, by the principal officer managing the business.

(2) An application for registration shall be made in Form VAT-1 alongwith the receipt, in Form VAT-2, of a fee of rupees two thousand.

(3) An application for obtaining registration for VAT or registration for TOT by a person, who was registered under the repealed Act, immediately before the appointed day, shall also be made in Form VAT-1 to the designated officer within a period of thirty days from the appointed day, alongwith the original registration Certificate granted under the Repealed Act:
      Provided that no fee as prescribed under sub–rule (2) shall be required to be deposited by such person, if the application is made within the stipulated period.