Pollution certificates of all vehicles will be of a common format from now on, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highway has said. The common format for all the pollution under control (PUC) certificates has also been notified by the ministry.
The PUC form will also have the QR code printed on it, which will have complete details of the PUC centre, vehicle owner name, the status of emission etc.
“Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has issued a notification dated 14th June, 2021 for a common format of the PUC (Pollution Under Control) Certificate to be issued across the country, under Central Motor Vehicle Rules 1989,” a statement by the ministry read on Thursday.
Some salient features of the New PUCC Norms:
- Introduction of Uniform PUCC Format across the country and linking the PUC database with the National Register.
- Rejection Slip is being introduced for the first time for the owner of the vehicle in case the test result value is more than the maximum permissible value.
- Confidentiality of Information viz
- Vehicle owner’s mobile, name and address
- engine number and chassis number (only the last four digits to be visible, the other digits shall be masked)
- The Owner’s Mobile Number has been made mandatory, on which an SMS alert will be sent for validation and fee.
- The Enforcement officer can direct the driver or any person-in-charge of the vehicle to submit the vehicle for conducting the test in any one of the authorized PUC testing stations.
- The QR code shall be printed on the form, which will contain the complete information about the PUC Centre.
These rules may be called the Central Motor Vehicles (Thirteenth Amendment) Rules, 2021
They shall come into force three months from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
“Every motor vehicle, other than battery operated vehicles and those manufactured prior to the first day of March 1990, shall be maintained in such condition and shall be so driven so as to comply with the standards prescribed in these rules.”
“If the driver or person in-charge of the vehicles fails to submit the vehicle for compliance or vehicle fails to comply with sub-rule (2) of 115 within the stipulated period of seven (07) days, the owner of the vehicle shall be liable for penalty prescribed under sub-section (2) of section 190 of the Act” the statement reads. “If the owner fails to comply, the registering authority shall, for reasons to be recorded in writing, suspend the certificate of registration of the vehicle and any permit granted, until such time a valid “Pollution under Control “certificate is generated” it further added.